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: iPSC disease modeling, tumor suppressor genes, systems biology, stem cell, cancer genetics, osteosarcoma, bone development

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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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Ying Liu, BS (yin.liu.3@uth.tmc.edu)

Lab Manager

Education: Beijing Industrial & Commercial College (BS)

Research Fields:  In charge of Lab research stuff

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An Xu, Ph.D. (an.xu@uth.tmc.edu)

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

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Dandan Zhu, Ph.D. (dandan.zhu@uth.tmc.edu)

Postdoctoral Fellow (DoD Horizon Award Fellow)

Education: Central China Normal University (BS), Wuhan University (MS), The University of Hong Kong (Ph.D.)

Research Fields: Hereditary Retinoblastoma, transcriptional factors, bone development

Award: DoD Horizon postdoctoral fellowship, The 2nd Oversea Young Investigators Symposium of China Travel Award

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Mo-Fan (Elena) Huang, MS (mo-fan.huang@uth.tmc.edu)

Graduate Student

Education: National Tsing Hua University (BS/MS)

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53 gain-of-function, and cardiomyocytes and liver lineage determination

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Yen-Ting Chiang (dannyj114@gmail.com)

Graduate Student

Education: China Medical Unversity

Research Fields: Li-Faruamnei syndrome, osteosarcoma, cancer mutations

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Yi-Hung Chen, MS (yi-hung.chen@uth.tmc.edu)

Research Assistant

Education: Taipei Medical University (BS), National Yang-Ming University (MS)

Research Fields: Hereditary Rentinoblatoma, RB1, oncogenic corporation

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Rachel Shoemaker

Undergraduate Student

Education: Rice University 

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53

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Taylor Rosen

Undergraduate Student

Education: Rice University 

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53

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Hannah Ashraf

Undergraduate Student

Education: Rice University 

Research Fields: Hereditary Retinoblastoma, RB1 mutation