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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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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Dandan Zhu, Ph.D. 

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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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

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Mo-Fan (Elena) Huang, MS 

Graduate Student (Rosalie B. Hite Fellow)

Education: National Tsing Hua University (BS/MS)

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Hereditary Retinoblastoma

Award: Rosalie B. Hite Fellowship, The third place GSEC Poster Competition Award

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Yen-Ting Chiang 

Graduate Student

Education: China Medical Unversity

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

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Lian-Wei Lin, MS 

Graduate Student  

Education: Asia University (BS), China Medical University (Ph.D.)

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Hereditary Retinoblastoma

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Yueh-Ming Shyu, MS 

Graduate Student  

Education: National Tsing Hua University (BS/MS)

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Hereditary Retinoblastoma

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Shannon Erhardt, MS 

Graduate Student  

Education: Iowa State University (BS), MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biological Sciences (MS)

Research Fields: neural crest differentiation

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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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Rachel Shoemaker

Undergraduate 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

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Taylor Rosen

Undergraduate Student

Education: Rice University 

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53