Since joining Lombardi in Fall 2011 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Dr. Yi has led her team in dissecting signaling crosstalk between important cancer pathways using a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches. A major focus of Yi lab is on the roles of the evolutionary conserved Hippo-Yap growth regulatory pathway in the initiation and progression of pancreatic, lung, renal and liver cancers and Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Besides basic mechanistic studies, Yi lab is conducting translational research to develop novel targeted therapeutic strategies, which could potentially be utilized to treat multiple types of human cancers.
- PhD (2005) Yale university, MCDB
- MS & MPhil. (2000) Yale University, MCDB
- BS (1998) Peking university, Cell Biology & Genetics
- Chinese (speak, read, write)