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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

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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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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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Trinh T. T. Phan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

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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

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 of Poster Presentation Award at the 2023 BCB Spring Symposium, GSEC travel award, GSBS travel award, and G&E program travel award

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Liang-Wei Lin, MS 

Visiting Graduate Student  

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

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Hereditary Retinoblastoma

Yuan-Xin Wang, MS

Visiting Graduate Student

Education: National Tsing Hua University (BS)

Research Fields: RB1 tumor suppressor and cancer

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Cheng-En (Allen) Shen, MS

Graduate Student

Education: National Tsing Hua University (BS/MS)

Research Fields: mutant p53 and cancer

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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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Taylor Rosen

Undergraduate Student

Education: Rice University 

Research Fields: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, mutant p53

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