Yingyan Yu, MD, PhD

Professor, Molecular Pathology, Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Surgery

Professor Yingyan Yu graduated from Okayama University, School of Medicine of Japan in 1993 and got M.D.; Ph.D. Thereafter, she got a professional training for diagnostic pathology in UPMC, Pittsburgh University, USA in 2002. Now, she acts as a professor of molecular pathology in Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Surgery, affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine. She is engaged in translational research and precision classification on gastrointestinal tumor. She is also in charge of biobank of gastrointestinal cancer in Ruijin hospital.    

The research field of professor Yu is focused on translational medicine of gastrointestinal cancer, including the relationship of cancer phenotype with the molecular variation, tumor biomarkers of early diagnosis, prognostic prediction and molecular classification for gastrointestinal carcinomas. The goals of her research are discovery of the mechanism of heterogeneous histology of gastric cancer. For this purpose, molecular genetics, protein and tissue microarray methodologies as well as whole genome sequencing have been used for the studies on human tissue, blood and urine biomaterials. Professor Yu has published over 100 papers in English and Chinese (Please see main publication list). She also acts as an invited reviewer or guest editor of “J Proteome Res”, “EJSO”, “J Clin Pathol”, “J Gastroenterol Hepatol”, “World J Gastroenterol” and so on. The research team has been continuously funded by National Nature Science Fundation of China, National “863” High Tech Program Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, as well as Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.