Departments & Organizations
Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Epigenetics; Genetics and Genomics; Human Disease; Molecular Mechanisms; RNA Biology
Dr. Yong Zhu is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Public Health and a co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Zhu's research interests are oriented towards the use of the molecular epidemiological approach in the study of genetic susceptibility biomarkers and their interactions with environmental exposures in human disease development. Dr. Zhu has been developing and validating novel phenotypic and genotypic assays and biomarkers for several cancer types, including non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, breast, bladder, lung and prostate cancer. By utilizing various techniques in genetics, epigenetics, cytogenetics, cell biology, and computational biology, my studies have identified biomarkers that can characterize inherited predisposition and cellular response to environmental factors. Current research focuses on studying the role of two transcriptional factors, circadian genes and microRNAs, in tumorigenesis.
Education & Training
|PhD||Rice University (2000)|
|MA||Rice University (1998)|
|Postdoctoral Fellow||MD Anderson Cancer Center|