Welcome to Song (Stephen) Yi Laboratory !

About the PI – Prof. Song (Stephen) Yi

Song (Stephen) Yi is an Assistant Professor of Oncology and Director of Bioinformatics, Developmental Therapeutics Lab, at Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin. He is also an affiliated faculty with the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology (ICMB), the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). He received his undergraduate’s degree from Peking University, and doctoral degree from University of Iowa. Prof. Yi was conferred with a Komen Scholar award, an NIH Outstanding Investigator Award, an NIH Early Career Development Award, and Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, for his work on signal transduction, network biology and evolution in human disease and translational therapeutics. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Lab News

2019-Sep: Prof. Yi received an NIH Outstanding Investigator Award (MIRA). Congratulations, Stephen!
2019-Aug:
Our paper on gain-of-function mutations and cancer was published at Trends in Biochemical Sciences
2019-Aug:
Prof. Yi became a Komen Scholar. Congratulations, Stephen!
2019-Jun:
Nataly Moreno-Martinez from Yale University joined the lab as a summer student in the Moncrief Scholarship program at Oden Institute. Welcome, Nataly!
2019-May:
Nitin Gharpure from University of Alabama joined us as a SURF Fellowship student. Welcome, Nitin!
2019-Apr:
Brandon Burgman joined the lab as a graduate student from the ICMB program after his rotation with us. Welcome, Brandon!
2019-Mar:
 Dr. Hill (Xianzeng) Hou joined us as a Visiting Faculty Scientist. Welcome, Hill!
2019-Mar:
Dr. Akshay Bhat joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome, Akshay!
2019-Feb:
 Dr. Joe (Zhe) Su joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome, Joe!
2018-Aug: Our new tool ‘MERIT’ to define mutational effect on RNA interactome was published at Hepatology
2018-Aug: Dr. Kevin (Yongsheng) Li joined us as a Research Engineering Scientist. Welcome!
2018-Jun:
Our review article on gene regulatory network rewiring was published at Trends in Biochemical Sciences
2018-Apr: Our paper on immune infiltration analysis in cancer was published at Nature Communications
2018-Mar: Our collaborative paper on functional annotation of somatic mutations was published at Cancer Cell
2018-Mar: Prof. Yi received the NIH/NCI Transition Career Development grant
2018-Feb: Our paper on lncRNA transcriptome networks was published at Nucleic Acids Res.
2018-Jan: Prof. Yi joined The University of Texas at Austin from MD Anderson Cancer Center

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