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  • Chi Yan, MSc (Biology)


Dr. Jun Wang

Program of Study:

PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

Project Title:

Investigating the role of IL-17/IL-17R axis in regulating the tumor microenvironment

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award, 2011-2012
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Fellowship, SMU, 2009-2010, 2010-2011

Career Aspirations:

Chi’s final career goal is to become an academic scientist with his own laboratory that would focus on medical research. He dreams that one day,  as a researcher studying life science, rather than treating patients one at a time he could make critical findings that could help to develop effective therapies that help many people.


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Yan, C., Sun, G. & Sun, D., 2011. Distinct origins of the Y genome and St in Elymus species: evidence from the analysis of large samples of St genome species using two nuclear genes. PloS ONE 6(10): e26853. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026853.

Yan, C. & Sun, G., 2011. Nucleotide divergence and genetic relationships of Pseudoroegneria species. Biochem Syst Ecol 39: 309–319.

Yan, C. & Sun, G., 2011. Segmental gene duplication and gene capture in polyploid wheatgrass Elymus caninus revealed by RPB2, PepC and TrnD/T genes. Syst Biol (Submitted).

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