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  • Yajun Yu, MSc

Supervisor:

Dr. Sevtap Savas

Program of Study:

Genetics, PhD Candidate

Project Title:

Genetic and epidemiological studies investigating the susceptibility and outcome risk in colorectal cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Jan, 2019 Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award
  • Oct, 2018 Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Fellowship
  • Mar, 2018 Dr. Roger C. Green Graduate Scholarship in Human Genetics
  • Mar, 2018 Dean’s Building a Healthy Tomorrow Award
  • May, 2017 The Best Graduate Student Presentation award for 2017
  • Dec, 2016 Scholarship of TPMI/NL Support Educational Funding
  • Oct, 2016 BHCRI/TFRI Travel Bursary

Career Aspirations:

I would like to devote myself to be a researcher in cancer-related areas, focusing on better understanding and control of cancer.  Ultimately, I would like to contribute to the well-being of people suffering with cancer or at high risk of developing cancer. My plan is to continue my education with post-doc training after graduation and then establish my own lab focused on cancer investigation.

Location:

Memorial University

Publications:

Yajun Yu, Dangxiao Cheng, Patrick Parfrey, Geoffrey Liu, Sevtap Savas. Two functional indel polymorphisms in the promoter region of the Brahma gene (BRM) and disease risk and progression-free survival in colorectal cancer. PLOS ONE 2018, 13(6): e0198873

Salem Werdyani, Yajun Yu, Georgia Skardasi, Jingxiong Xu, Konstantin Shestopaloff, Wei Xu, Elizabeth Dicks, Jane Green, Patrick Parfrey, Yildiz Yilmaz, Sevtap Savas. Germline INDELs and CNVs in a cohort of colorectal cancer patients: their characteristics, associations with relapse-free survival time, and potential time-varying effects on the risk of relapse. Cancer Medicine, Cancer Medicine 2017; 6(6):1220–1232

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