Amy Su-mei Yee, Ph.D.

Amy Su-mei Yee, Ph.D.

Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests : please list up to 10 key words that best describe your research interests Breast cancer, triple negative, brain metastases, green tea, decitabine, DNA methylation, Wnt, colitis, colorectal cancer, epilepsy
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Prof. Amy Yee received her A.B degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Davis (mentor: Prof. Mark McNamee, acetylcholine receptor function). She was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Scholar at the Rockefeller University in New York (mentor Prof. Joseph Nevins, E2F transcription factor). She then moved to the Dept. of Biochemistry at Tufts University School of Medicine as an assistant professor and is now a full Professor of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology. Her lab focuses on the HBP1 transcription factor and Wnt signaling in the areas of breast cancer, epilepsy, and recently colitis and colon cancer. She has been the recipient of junior faculty awards from the American Cancer Society, established investigator award from the American Heart Association and a Zucker award in recognition of research excellence. NIH, DOD, Komen, AICR and other grants have supported the work in the lab. She has served on numerous NIH and DOD panels as a reviewer and has mentored numerous bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level students to future success in science and medicine. She is the current president of AACR-Boston, Inc., the local affiliate of AACR.