About Jiyang Yu

Dr. Jiyang Yu earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, China in 2006. He trained in Dr. Andrea Califano’s laboratory at Columbia University 2008–2012 and earned his PhD degree in Biomedical Informatics. His studies were focused on integrating functional genomics with systems biology to discover drivers and therapeutic targets of human malignancies. After his PhD training, Dr. Yu joined Pfizer Oncology as a senior scientist to work on cancer precision medicine. In November 2016, Dr. Yu joined St. Jude as faculty in the Department of Computational Biology where he continues to pursue his passion for perfecting translational systems biology approaches to developing cancer treatment.

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Meet the Team

Jemil Ahmed, PhD
  • Jemil Ahmed, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Sheetal Bhatara, MS
  • Sheetal Bhatara, MS
  • Senior Researcher
Yogesh Dhungana, MS
  • Yogesh Dhungana, MS
  • Graduate Student
Siarhei Hladyshau, PhD
  • Siarhei Hladyshau, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Song-Eun Lim
  • Song-Eun Lim
  • Student
Jingjing Liu, PhD
  • Jingjing Liu, PhD
  • Sr Computational Research Scientist
Songjian Lu
  • Songjian Lu
  • Sr Computational Research Scientist
Akhilesh Mishra, PhD
  • Akhilesh Mishra, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Qingfei Pan, PhD
  • Qingfei Pan, PhD
  • Bioinformatics Research Scientist
Zhen Xie
  • Zhen Xie
  • Graduate Student
Yao Xue, PhD
  • Yao Xue, PhD
  • Visiting Scientist
Lei Yan, MS
  • Lei Yan, MS
  • Sr. Bioinformatics Software Engineer
Koon-Kiu Yan, PhD
  • Koon-Kiu Yan, PhD
  • Sr. Bioinformatics Research Scientist
Xu Yang, PhD
  • Xu Yang, PhD
  • Bioinformatics Research Scientist
Jiyuan Yang, PhD
  • Jiyuan Yang, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Xiangyu (Jacky) Yao, PhD
  • Xiangyu (Jacky) Yao, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Shanshan Yu, PhD
  • Shanshan Yu, PhD
  • Lead Researcher
Jiayu Zhou
  • Jiayu Zhou
  • Software Engineer
Mingrui Zhu, PhD
  • Mingrui Zhu, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lab Alumni

Raghurandan Avula

  • Role: POE Student
  • Tenure: 2019
  • Post-lab experience: MD/PhD student at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Liang Ding

  • Role: Bioinformatics Research Scientist
  • Tenure: December 2018-September 2022
  • Post-lab experience: Bioinformatics Scientist, Spatial Genomics, Inc.
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Xinran (Sherry) Dong, PhD

  • Role: Visiting Scientist
  • Tenure: 2018-2019
  • Post-lab experience: PI at Children’s Hospital of Fudan University

Alireza Khatamian, PhD

  • Role: Senior Software Engineer
  • Tenure: 2017-2018
  • Post-lab experience: Sr. Data Engineer, Predictive Modeling at Carvana
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Juichang (David) Lu

  • Role: Summer Intern
  • Tenure: 2017
  • Post-lab experience: Senior Software Engineer at Hubspot
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Ram Vinay Pandey

  • Role: Bioinformatics Research Scientist
  • Tenure: July 2021-July 2022
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Chenxi (Tracy) Qian, MS

  • Role: System Immunology Specialist
  • Tenure: 2018-2020
  • Post-lab experience: Associate Consultant at Eli Lilly China
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Isabel Risch

  • Role: Systems Immunology Specialist
  • Tenure: June 2020-July 2022
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Hao Shi

  • Role: Bioinformatics Research Scientist
  • Tenure: January 2020 - October 2022
  • Post-lab experience: Bioinformatics Research Scientist, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

João (Jimmy) Veloso

  • Role: Student
  • Tenure: 2019-2020
  • Post-lab experience: PhD student at The University of Texas at Dallas
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Qinrui Wang, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Tenure: 2020-2021
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Xinge (Sarah) Wang, MS

  • Role: Summer Intern
  • Tenure: 2019
  • Post-lab experience: Graduate student at University of Illinois at Chicago
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Jonathan Zhang

  • Role: Summer Intern
  • Tenure: 2019
  • Post-lab experience: Undergratuate at U Penn

Mingyue (Luna) Zhang

  • Role: Summer Intern
  • Tenure: 2019
  • Post-lab experience: Data Scientist at Novelis
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