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Current Members

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Dung-Fang Lee, Ph.D. (dung-fang.lee@uth.tmc.edu)

Principal investigator (CPRIT scholar in cancer research)

Education: National Tsing Hua University (BS/MS), The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (Ph.D.), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Postdoc)  

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Hereditary Retinoblastoma, iPSC disease modeling

Ruiying Zhao, MD Ph.D. (ruiying.zhao@uth.tmc.edu)

Principal investigator

Education: Peking University Health Science Center (MD), The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (Ph.D.), Columbia University (Postdoc)  

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, p53, liver differentiation, liver cancer, ubiquitination, AI

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An Xu, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Fellow (CPRIT BIG-TCR Fellow)

Education: Harbin Institute of Technology (BS), University of Science and Technology of China (Ph.D.)

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53, epigenetics, osteosarcoma

Award: CPRIT BIG-TCR postdoctoral fellowship, UTHealth IBP Best Poster Award

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Yu-Wen Huang, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Fellow  

Education: I-Sou University (BS), China Medical University (MS), China Medical University (Ph.D.)

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53, cancer immune

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Trinh T. T. Phan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow (CPRIT BIG-TCR Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellow)

Education: The University of Danang (BS), National Tsing Hua University (MS/PhD)

Research Fields: p53, mutant p53, and Li-Fraumni syndrome

Award: CPRIT BIG-TCR affiliated postdoctoral fellowship

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Mo-Fan (Elena) Huang, MS 

GSBS Graduate Student (Rosalie B. Hite Fellow; Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellow)

Education: National Tsing Hua University (BS/MS)

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Hereditary Retinoblastoma

Awards: Rosalie B. Hite Fellowship, The third place GSEC Poster Competition Award, The Antje Wuelfrath Gee and Harry Gee, Jr. Family Legacy Scholarship, the first place Poster Presentation Award at the 2023 BCB Spring Symposium, GSEC travel award, GSBS travel award, G&E program travel award, the first place Poster Presentation Award in Post-Candidacy Group at the 2023 G&E Program Retreat, Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellowship, Dean's Research Scholarship, and IBP Retreat Spectator Award

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Rachel Shoemaker, BS

GSBS Graduate Student

Education: Rice University  

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53

Award: UTHealth SPH CPRIT summer program internship; The third place and people's choice awards of elevator speech in UTHealth CPRIT undergraduate summer research program; Biosciences award for outstanding research; Distinction in research and creative work award.

Megan E Fisher, BS

GSBS Graduate Student

Education: The University of Texas at Austin 

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53, liver cancer

Ying-Si Wu, MS

Visiting Graduate Student

Education: Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology (BS); National Defense Medical Center (MS); National Defense Medical Center (PhD candidate)

Research Fields: mutant p53 and cancer immune

Award: National Science and Technology Council's Overseas Project for Graduate Research 

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Cheng-Shuo Huang, MS

Visiting Graduate Student

Education: National Defense Medical Center (MS)National Defense Medical Center (PhD candidate);

Research Fields: mutant p53 and cancer immune

Award: National Science and Technology Council's Overseas Project for Graduate Research

Brandon Sun

GradSURP Summer Intern

Education: Brown University

Research Fields: mutant p53 

Award: UTHealth Houston GradSURP Scholarship

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Ying Liu, BS

Lab Manager

Education: Beijing Industrial & Commercial College (BS)

Research Fields:  In charge of Lab research stuff

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