A photo of Yi Zheng.

Director, Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology

Institute Co- Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Marjory Johnson Endowed Chair of Drug Discovery

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-0595

513-636-3768

Biography & Affiliation

Research Interests

Using transgenic and gene targeted mouse models to study the physiological and pathological roles of Rho GTPases and their regulators in hematopoiesis, neurogenesis, lung cancer development and small intestinal stem cell regulations mechanism based, rational design of small molecule inhibitors targeting Rho GTPase signaling modules and pathologic functions in cancer and blood diseases; mouse model studies of mTor signaling function in hematopoietic stem cells and small intestinal stem cells.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology, Cancer and Blood Diseases



Education

BS: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1986.

MS: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1988.

PhD: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1991.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1995.

Publications

Selected Publication

Adaptive responses to mTOR gene targeting in hematopoietic stem cells reveal a proliferative mechanism evasive to mTOR inhibition. Fan, C; Zhao, C; Zhang, F; Kesarwani, M; Tu, Z; Cai, X; Davis, AK; Xu, L; Hochstetler, CL; Chen, X; et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2021; 118.

Yap1-Scribble polarization is required for hematopoietic stem cell division and fate. Althoff, MJ; Nayak, RC; Hegde, S; Wellendorf, AM; Bohan, B; Filippi, MD; Xin, M; Richard Lu, Q; Geiger, H; Zheng, Y; et al. Blood. 2020; 136:1824-1836.

Inhibition of Cdc42 activity extends lifespan and decreases circulating inflammatory cytokines in aged female C57BL/6 mice. Florian, MC; Leins, H; Gobs, M; Han, Y; Marka, G; Soller, K; Vollmer, A; Sakk, V; Nattamai, KJ; Rayes, A; et al. Aging Cell. 2020; 19.

Adaptive response to inflammation contributes to sustained myelopoiesis and confers a competitive advantage in myelodysplastic syndrome HSCs. Muto, T; Walker, CS; Choi, K; Hueneman, K; Smith, MA; Gul, Z; Garcia-Manero, G; Ma, A; Zheng, Y; Starczynowski, DT. Nature Immunology. 2020; 21:535-545.

ARHGEF12 regulates erythropoiesis and is involved in erythroid regeneration after chemotherapy in acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. Xie, Y; Gao, L; Xu, C; Chu, L; Gao, L; Wu, R; Liu, Y; Liu, T; Sun, X; Ren, R; et al. Haematologica. 2020; 105:925-936.

Latexin regulation by HMGB2 is required for hematopoietic stem cell maintenance. Zhang, C; Fondufe-Mittendorf, YN; Wang, C; Chen, J; Cheng, Q; Zhou, D; Zheng, Y; Geiger, H; Liang, Y. Haematologica. 2020; 105:573-584.

Rho GTPase-Activating Proteins in Cancer. Grogg, MW; Zheng, Y. The Rho GTPases in Cancer. 2010.

Role of c-Myc haploinsufficiency in the maintenance of HSCs. Sheng, Y; Ma, R; Yu, C; Wu, Q; Zhang, S; Paulsen, K; Zhang, J; Ni, H; Huang, Y; Zheng, Y; et al. Blood. 2021.

Differential transcriptome response to proton versus X-ray radiation reveals novel candidate targets for combinatorial PT therapy in lymphoma. Sertorio, M; Nowrouzi, A; Akbarpour, M; Chetal, K; Salomonis, N; Brons, S; Mascia, A; Ionascu, D; McCauley, S; Kupneski, T; et al. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2021; 155:293-303.

Antioxidant prevents clearance of hemostatically competent platelets after long-term cold storage. Hegde, S; Wellendorf, AM; Zheng, Y; Cancelas, JA. Transfusion. 2021; 61:557-567.