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.