Lab News

2014

  • 09/2014     Qin Yan was awarded a Breakthrough Award from DoD Breast Cancer Research Program!
  • 08/2014     Qi Xu joined the lab as a Visiting Research Scientist, welcome!
  • 07/2014     Qin Yan was promoted to Associate Professor! I would like to thank

    all the lab members as this promotion would not be possible without their hard work. 

  • 05/2014     Molly Gale successfully passed qualifying exam! Congratulations!
  • 05/2014     Mike Zou's Research article entitled "Histone Demethylase Jumonji AT-Rich Interactive Domain 1B (JARID1B) Controls Mammary Gland Development by Regulating Key Developmental and Lineage Specification Genes" was published in  J. Biol. Chem.!
  • 04/2014     Mike Zou successfully defended his thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Zou!   
  • 04/2014     Molly Gale was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations!
  • 02/2014    Jian Cao's Research article entitled "Histone demethylase RBP2 is critical for breast cancer progression and metastasis" was published in Cell Reports

2013

  • 10/2013    Qin Yan was awarded a Research Scholar Grant from American Cancer Society!
  • 09/2013    Molly Gale won the Best Poster Award at the Discovery-on-Target 2013 conference, congratulations!
  • 08/2013    Shang-Min Zhang joined the lab as a postdoctoral associate, welcome! 
  • 08/2013    Molly Gale received Yale Cancer Center Predoctoral Training Fellowship, congratulations!
  • 07/2013    Molly Gale received Discovery-on-Target Student Fellowship to attend Discovery-on-Target 2013 conference, congratulations!
  • 06/2013    Molly Gale joined the lab as a graduate student, welcome!
  • 05/2013    Lorenzo Labitigan and Sophia Chen graduated from Yale College, congratulations!
  • 05/2013    Rachel Rines successfully defended her master thesis, congratulations!
  • 04/2013    Jian Cao's Perspective article entitled "Histone Demethylases Set the Stage for Cancer Metastasis" was published in Science Signaling!
  • 04/2013    Qin Yan was awarded a pilot grant from the Yale Cancer Center.
  • 03/2013    Molly Gale joined the lab as a rotation student, welcome!
  • 02/2013   Qin Yan was awarded an innovative biomedical research grant from Connecticut Department of Public Health.
  • 02/2013   Joyce Sayegh's research article entitled "Identification of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Jumonji AT-Rich Interactive Domain 1B (JARID1B) Histone Demethylase by a Sensitive High Throughput Screen" was published in J. Biol. Chem.!
  • 02/2013   Qin Yan was awarded a career development award from DoD peer reviewed cancer research program.

2012

  • 12/2012    Qin Yan was awarded a development research award from the Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer.
  • 06/2012    Sophia Chen joined the lab as a senior undergraduate student, welcome!
  • 05/2012    Qin Yan was awarded a pilot grant from the Yale Liver Center.
  • 05/2012    Rachel Rines joined the lab as a postgraduate associate, welcome!
  • 05/2012    Alfonso Morales joined the lab as a graduate student, welcome!
  • 04/2012    Lauren Blair's review paper entitled "Epigenetic Mechanisms in Commonly Occurring Cancers" was published in DNA and Cell biology!
  • 03/2012    Jian Cao's review paper entitled "Histone ubiquitination and deubiquitination in transcription, DNA damage response, and cancer" was published in Frontiers in Molecular and Cellular Oncology!

2011

  • 11/2011    Alfonso Morales joined the lab as a rotation student, welcome!
  • 08/2011    Jian Cao received an AACR Scholar-in-Training Award.
  • 07/2011    Research article entitled "The von Hippel–Lindau tumor suppressor protein regulates gene expression and tumor growth through histone demethylase JARID1C" was published in Oncogene.
  • 07/2011    Lorenzo Labitigan returned as an undergraduate summer student.
  • 07/2011    Abby Leinroth joined the lab as a Yale Discovery to Cure summer student.
  • 06/2011   Qin Yan was selected as a CTSA scholar by YCCI.
  • 06/2011   Jian Cao's Research article entitled "Loss of the retinoblastoma binding protein 2 (RBP2) histone demethylase suppresses tumorigenesis in mice lacking Rb1 or Men1" was published in PNAS.
  • 04/2011    Qin Yan was selected as an Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust Fellow.
  • 03/2011    Zongzhi Liu, a bioinformatician, joined the lab as an associate research scientist.
  • 03/2011    Qin Yan received a Career Development Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation.
  • 03/2011    Lauren Blair's Review paper entitled "Epigenetic Regulation by Lysine Demethylase 5 (KDM5) Enzymes in Cancer" was published in Cancers.

2010

  • 11/2010    Qin Yan was awarded a pilot grant from the Yale Cancer Center.
  • 10/2010    Qin Yan was awarded a pilot grant from the Yale Small Molecule Discovery Center.
  • 08/2010    Joyce Sayegh joined the lab as a postdoc associate.
  • 06/2010    Caleb Fischer joined the lab as a rotation student.
  • 05/2010    Lorenzo Labitigan joined the lab as an undergraduate summer student.
  • 02/2010    Qin Yan's Review paper entitled "Exploiting cellular senescence to treat cancer and circumvent drug resistance" was published in Cancer Biology and Therapy.

2009

  • 12/2009    Qin Yan was awarded a Young Investigator Grant from Breast Cancer Alliance.
  • 09/2009    Qin Yan was selected as a V Scholar by the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
  • 8/2009    Mike Zou joined the lab as a graduate student.
  • 07/2009    Christine Phan joined the lab as a Yale Discovery to Cure summer student.
  • 07/2009    Jian Cao joined the lab as a postdoc associate.
  • 06/2009    Amber Anders joined the lab as an undergraduate summer student.
  • 02/2009    Lauren Blair joined the lab as a postdoc associate and helped with lab setup.
  • 01/2009    Qin Yan was awarded an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant.