Jiawen (Lyn) Yang

PhD Student

Research Advisor:

Megha Padi and Gregory Rogers

Research Topic:

1.Detecting chromothripsis in a centrosome-depleted prostate cell line.
2.Investigating the tumorigenesis and neuroendocrine transition mechanism of Merkel cell carcinoma

Selected Publications:

1. Zhang T, Yang J, Vaikari VP, et al. Apolipoprotein C2 - CD36 Promotes Leukemia Growth and Presents a Targetable Axis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Blood Cancer Discov. 2020.
2. Yang J, Wu S, Alachkar H. Characterization of upregulated adhesion GPCRs in acute myeloid leukemia. Transl Res. 2019;212:26-35
3. Vaikari VP, Yang J, Wu S, Alachkar H. CD97 is associated with poor overall survival in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Exp Hematol. 2019;75:64-73.e4.

Selected Presentations:

Poster presentation: 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual Meeting, Dec 2018, San Diego, Characterization of upregulated adhesion GPCRs in Acute Myeloid Leukemia


  • University of Southern California, MS, Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2019
  • Capital Medical University, BS, Clinical Pharmacy, 2017