PI: Yejing Ge, Ph.D.

Primary Appointment

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

  • B.S. 2002-2006 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Ph.D. 2006-2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Postdoctoral fellow 2013-2018 The Rockefeller University, NY

Honors & Awards

  • 2018-2023
  • CPRIT First-Time Recruitment Award
  • 2018-2023
  • K01 Career Development Award, NIAMS
  • 2017-2019
  • Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging
  • 2018
  • AACR NextGen Star Award
  • 2015-2017
  • Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund, The Rockefeller University
  • 2015
  • Keystone Symposia Scholarship Award
  • 2014-2017
  • Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2013-2014
  • The Women & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Rockefeller University
  • 2012
  • Proctor & Gamble Graduate Research Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Funding

Current

  • 1/1/19-12/31/23
  • UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Start Up Award (Role: PI)
  • 1/1/19-12/31/21
  • UT System Rising STARs award (role: PI)
  • 08/31/18-8/30/23
  • CPRIT First-Time Recruitment Award (role: PI)
  • 04/01/18-03/31/23
  • 1K01AR072132-01A1 (role: PI)

Completed

  • 10/01/17-9/30/19
  • Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging (role: PI)
  • 02/01/14-01/31/17
  • Department of Defense Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (role: PI)
  • 03/01/15-02/28/17
  • Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund, Proof-of-Concept Award (role: PI)
  • 02/01/13-01/31/14
  • Women & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (role: PI)

Ericka Humphrey, M.S.

Primary Appointment

  • Graduate student, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

  • M.S. 2015 August - 2017 July. MS Biology. Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. B.S. 2014 Dec. Animal Science, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas.

Joanna Frontera

Primary Appointment

  • Research Assistant I, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

  • B.S. 2020, Biological and Physical Sciences, University of Houston, TX; Associates of Applied Science – Biotechnology: Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

Richa Nayak, M.S.

Ying Lyu, Ph.D.

Primary Appointment

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2019 CAS Key Laboratory of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S. 2013 College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University

YounJoo Yang, M.S.

Primary Appointment

  • Research Investigator, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

  • M.S. 1998, Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea; B.S. 1996, Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea