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Congratulations to Dr. Yi Xu for successfully defending his thesis under the guidance of Dr. Jen Jen Yeh on “Defining the Kinome Landscape of Pancreatic Cancer” on April 8, 2024.”

Yi Xu, PhD
Yi Xu, PhD


Kearney JF, Trembath HE, Chan PS, Morrison AB, Xu Y, Luan C, McCabe IM, Zarmer SA, Kim HJ, Peng XL, Yeh J. Myofibroblastic cancer‐associated fibroblast subtype heterogeneity in pancreatic cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology. Published online January 17, 2024:jso.27582.

Leary J, Xu Y, Morrison A, Chong J, Shen E, Rashid N, Yeh J, Peng X. Sub-Cluster Identification through Semi-Supervised Optimization of Rare-Cell Silhouettes (SCISSORS) in single-cell RNA-sequencing. Kendziorski C, ed. Bioinformatics. 2023;39(8):btad449.

Lipner MB, Peng XL, Jin C, Xu Y, Gao Y, East MP, Rashid NU, Moffitt RA, Herrera Loeza SG, Morrison AB, Golitz BT, Vaziri C, Graves LM, Johnson GL, Yeh JJ. Irreversible JNK1-JUN inhibition by JNK-IN-8 sensitizes pancreatic cancer to 5-FU/FOLFOX chemotherapy. JCI Insight. 2020 Apr 23;5(8):e129905.

Dr. Xu has two additional papers in review, including one on which he is first author.

Awards, Honors, Highlights

AACR Scholar-in-Training Award

APA 2023 Young Investigator Travel Grant

Best Poster Award, Pharmacology Research Retreat 2019