About the PI – Prof. S. Stephen Yi
S. Stephen Yi is Director of Bioinformatics, Developmental Therapeutics Lab, at Livestrong Cancer Institutes and Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin. He is also faculty at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology (ICMB), and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Yi was conferred with numerous awards, including an NIH Outstanding Investigator Award, a Komen Scholar 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 received his undergraduate’s degree from Peking University, and doctoral degree with distinction from University of Iowa. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
2021-Apr: Prof. Yi received the first inaugural Kenneth Shine Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship. Congratulations!
2021-Mar: Our paper on isoform-mediated network gain of functions was accepted at Briefings in Bioinformatics
2021-Feb: Prof. Yi was named an Associate Editor of the journal Oncogene, by Nature Publishing Group. Congratulations, Stephen!
2021-Feb: Our collaborative study on dementia patients was accepted at Aging and Disease
2021-Jan: Our e-MutPath method on computational modeling of mutational effects was published at Nucleic Acids Research
2020-Nov: Ishaani Khatri just won 2020 Prize for Undergraduate Research in Quantitative Biology by NSF-Simons Center. Congrats, Ishaani!
2020-Oct: Rahul Pentaparthi was selected as a recipient of the Undergraduate Research Fellowship by the Vice President of Research at UT. Congrats, Rahul!
2020-Sep: Robert Marick joined the lab as a rotation graduate student from the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Programs (ILSGP). Welcome, Robert!
2020-Aug: Our paper on integrated cancer immunome analysis was accepted at Cancer Research
2020-Jun: Ishaani Khatri from Brown University joined the lab as a summer student in the Moncrief Scholarship program at Oden Institute. Welcome, Ishaani!
2020-Feb: Sairahul (“Rahul”) Pentaparthi joined the lab as a honors program undergrad student. Welcome, Rahul!
2019-Nov: Yue Liu joined the lab as a rotation graduate student from the ICMB program. Welcome, Yue!
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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