People

YuanJian Huang, MD

yhuang14 at mdanderson dot org

Yuanjian received his M.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2016. He is now working as a colorectal surgeon in The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. He has been working on establishing a new drug-delivery system to target colorectal cancer and elucidating the mechanisms of gene regulation by ncRNAs in the Wnt/β-catenin signaling for colorectal cancer. At MD Anderson Cancer, he begins to develop his expertise in nuclear actin dynamics and tumorigenesis by developing genetically engineered mouse models. His goal is to actualize himself, trying to make some contributions to erasing cancer. Hobby: Basketball, DOTA2, movies. Zodiac: Sagittarius

Tianyu Wang   

twang7 at mdanderson dot org

Tianyu is an undergraduate student from Nankai University, Tianjin, China. During his sophomore and junior years, Tianyu's research focused on Plant Physiology (the Secondary metabolites of Spirodela ) and Biochemistry (protein structure). Later, Tianyu chose a Ph.D. program in Cancer Biology. His current research is to establish model systems recapitulating human esophageal cancer using organoids.  Hobby: Basketball, Weiqi. Zodiac: Leo.

Sohee Jun, MS   

sjun at mdanderson dot org

Sohee has established various genetically engineered mouse models including knock-in, knock-out, and transgenic mice from the conventional embryonic stem cell targeting. Zodiac: Taurus. Research area: genetically engineered mouse models, embryonic stem cells

Shengzhe Zhang, PhD
Incoming postdoc
Ruihong Zhao, MD
Incoming postdoc
Moon Jong Kim, PhD 

MKim at mdanderson dot org

I am interested in (1) cancer and (2) cancer treatment. During Ph.D. training, I studied tumorigenesis using Drosophila melanogaster as a genetic model system. Now I switch the gear to mouse genetics and am happily exploring the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancers. My current research mainly focuses on PAF oncogene-associated lung and colorectal cancer. My ultimate goal is to gain the insights into the fundamental mechanisms of cancer to ‘erase cancer’. Research interest: tissue stem cell activation, tissue regeneration, tumor-initiating cells, colorectal and lung cancer, mouse models.

 

Jae-Il Park, PhD

jaeil at mdanderson dot org

Jae-Il received BS and MS from Korea University in 2001 (Dr. Sung-Gil Chi lab). Then, he completed Ph.D. training (2002~2006) under the guidance of Dr. Pierre D. McCrea with a research interest in Wnt signaling. After postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine (Dr. Steven E. Artandi) (2006~2010), Jae-Il joined MD Anderson Cancer Center as Assistant Professor in 2010 and got tenured/promoted to Associate Professor in 2016.

     His research program is to unveil how stem cells contribute to various physiologic and pathologic conditions including tissue homeostasis, regeneration, and tumorigenesis, which may lead to developing disease modeling systems and therapeutic applications in regenerative medicine and cancer.

     Hobby: listening and playing 80, 90 rocks. Zodiac: Libra

Jie Zhang, MD   

JZhang27 at mdanderson dot org

Jie graduated from medical college in China. He got the master's degree in human anatomy and histo-embryology. He has been a Lecturer in human anatomy and histology for ten years. In addition to teaching, he studied on tumor immunology. After that, he joined MD Anderson Cancer Center as a histologist in the Department of Pathology and Experimental Radiation Oncology. Research area: histopathology.

Alumni

 

Youn-Sang Jung, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Christopher Cervantes, BS, PhD student (UT-Southwestern)

Biyun Zheng, MD, PhD (Fujian Medical University Union Hospital)

Alaa Mohamed Tamim (MD Anderson)

Hae-Yun Jung, PhD (UCSD)

Han-Cheon Kim, PhD

Moonsup Lee, PhD (NIH-NCI)

Sunhye Lee, PhD (USC)

Sung-Ho Lee, PhD

Esther M. Lien

Brittney Lozzi

Christopher Ng (UTMB)

Youngsun Oh

In Young Park

Joan Shang (MD/PhD candidate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

Amrish Sharma

Andrea M. Schneider (Penn State)

Isuru Somawardana (Rice)

Hanna Suh, DVM, PhD (Korea Institute of Toxicology)

Xin Wang, PhD (MD Anderson)

Jung-In Yang, MD (Albert Einstein)

 

Visiting Faculty

Seung-Hyo Lee, Associate Professor (KAIST)

Bum-Joon Park, Professor (Busan University)