Dept. of Population & Data Sciences Faculty Candidate Lecture: Translational cancer epidemiology of circadian genes and small noncoding RNAs
Yong Zhu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine
Dr. Yong Zhu received his Ph.D. from Rice University and completed his postdoctoral training at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. His research is in the field of molecular epidemiology with a focus on the role of circadian factors and small noncoding RNAs in cancer development and treatment. Dr. Zhu’s research uses a population-based approach followed by molecular functional analyses. His group has completed some pioneering work linking circadian genes to human cancers. His recent work on piwi-interacting RNA, a new group of small noncoding RNAs, has demonstrated the first genetic association evidence supporting its role in tumorigenesis and discovered several candidates as promising nucleic acid based drugs for cancer therapeutics.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Simmons Biomedical Research Building (NB), NB8.118
6000 Harry Hines Blvd, DALLAS, TX 75390
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