Research Assistant I (2020–2022)
Research Assistant II (2022–present)
Amber joined the lab in 2020 after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's of Science in biology. She has co-authored manuscripts published in Nature Communications and Cancer Communications.
Research Investigator (2012–2022)
Hyemin joined the lab in 2012 after graduating with her Ph.D. from the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Max-Plank-Research-Group on Stem Cell Aging at the University of Ulm in Germany. She has published manuscripts in Nature Cell Biology and Oncotarget and has received several awards including: Excellence in Basic Science non-clinical Research (2020) and Outstanding Performance and Research (2018) from MD Anderson.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2019–present)
Chao joined the lab in 2019 after graduating with his Ph.D. from Central South University in Changsha, China in 2018. He has published manuscripts in Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and received the 2022 Harter Prize, the 2022 Odyssey Outstanding Publication Award and the 2021 Jeffrey Lee Cousins Fellowship in Lung Cancer Research.
Undergraduate Student, (2022–present)
Anagha joined the lab in 2022 as an undergraduate student from Rice University and is currently completing the 2022 CPRIT CURE Summer Program in our lab.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2022–present)
Xiong joined the lab in 2022 after graduating with his Ph.D. from Xiamen University in 2021. He has previously been published in Cancer Research.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2023–present)
Qidong joined the lab in 2023 after completing his first round of postdoctoral training at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China. He earned his Ph.D. degree from USTC in 2019. Qidong has previously published manuscripts in Cell Metabolism and Cell Reports.
Graduate Student, non-UTHealth Houston (2023–present)
Mingchuang joined the lab in 2023 and has previously published manuscripts in Advanced Science and Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research.
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Previous Lab Members
Postdoctoral Fellow (2017–2022)
Xiaoguang joined the lab in 2017 after graduating with his Ph.D. from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. He has published manuscripts in Nature Cell Biology, The FASEB Journal and Nature Cell Biology and received the Jeffrey Lee Cousins Fellowship in Lung Cancer Research from MD Anderson in 2020 and 2021. Xiaoguang currently is a principal investigator at Zhejiang University.
Graduate Student, non-UTHealth Houston (2021)
Zhou joined the lab in 2021 as a graduate student and now works as a resident doctor at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center.
Graduate Student, non-UTHealth Houston (2019–2021)
Shiqi joined the lab in 2019 and published his manuscript in PNAS. He is now a medical student at Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China.
Graduate Student (2016–2021)
Pranavi joined the lab in 2016 and graduated with her Ph.D. in 2021 from MD Anderson UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. During her time in the lab, she published manuscripts in Nature Communications, iScience and Journal of Biological Chemistry. She also received the CPRIT Graduate Student Award in 2018 and 2019, the 2018 Steve Lasher and Janiece Longoria Student Research Award in Cancer Biology, the 2018 Dr. John J. Kopchick Research Award, and was a 2017 Center of Cancer Epigenetics (CCE) Scholar. She now works as a scientist at Forma Therapeutics in the department of Translational Science.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2015–2019)
Yilei joined the lab in 2015 and published manuscripts in Nature Communications, Cancer Research, Cell Research, Cell Cycle and Nature Cell Biology. He now works as a professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China.
Sei is currently a graduate student at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
Raj Kumar Yadav
Postdoctoral Fellow (2016–2018)
Raj is currently a research scientist at Kiromic Biopharma.
Anoop Singh Chauhan
Postdoctoral Fellow (2016–2018)
Anoop is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Birmingham.
Kwadwo Owusu Ansah
Kwadwo is currently a medical student at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Fangyan is currently a principal computational biologist at Hematologics.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2013–2016)
Xiaowen is currently a principal scientist at Laronde.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2012–2017)
Zhen-Dong is currently a principal investigator at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, China.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2012–2013)
Donglai is currently a principal investigator at Peking Union Medical College.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2012–2014)
Aifu is currently a principal investigator at Zhejiang University.