YU Zuoren, Ph.D
Advanced Center for Translational Medicine
Shanghai East Hospital and School of Medicine
Shanghai 2000120, China
Yu Zuoren obtained his Ph.D. from Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing in 2003. He then pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2004-2006) and the Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University (2006-2009) in Philadelphia. He remained at the latter Institution as a Research Assistant Professor until 2012. Yu’s research focuses on the role of microRNAs in cancer, in particular miR17/20, which he linked to inhibition cyclin D1 and suppression of an heterotypic signaling network driving tumor invasion and metastasis in breast cancer. Yu’s current research focuses on the role of microRNAs in the acquisition of stem cell traits, such as drug resistance and metastatic capacity, by breast cancer cells.
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