Researcher’s Profile

Jingsong Yuan

Research Statement: 

DNA damage response and DNA repair, specifically DNA replication stress response and homologous recombination (HR) repair; Tandem affinity purification (TAP) for studying protein-protein interactions; CRISPR/cas9 mediated genome editing in mammalian cells including gene knock-out, knock-in, genomic deletion and translocation.

My goal is to leverage my expertise in the field of DNA damage repair for translation into the realm of cancer biology and therapeutics. My main interest is to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms that result in genomic instability and tumorigenesis.


Jiang M, Li H, Zhang Y, Yang Y, Lu R, Liu K, Lin S, Lan X, Wang H, Wu H, Zhu J, Zhou Z, Xu J, Lee DK, Zhang L, Lee YC, Yuan J, Abrams JA, Wang TC, Sepulveda AR, Wu Q, Chen H, Sun X, She J, Chen X, Que J. Transitional basal cells at the squamous-columnar junction generate Barrett's oesophagus. Nature. 2017 Oct 26;550(7677):529-533.

Li X, Gao M, Choi JM, Kim BJ, Zhou MT, Chen Z, Jain AN, Jung SY, Yuan J, Wang W, Wang Y, Chen J. Clustered, Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9-coupled Affinity Purification/Mass Spectrometry Analysis Revealed a Novel Role of Neurofibromin in mTOR Signaling. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2017 Apr;16(4):594-607.

Lee YC, Zhou Q, Chen J, Yuan J. RPA-Binding Protein ETAA1 Is an ATR Activator Involved in DNA Replication Stress Response. Curr Biol. 2016 Dec 19;26(24):3257-3268.

Liu L, Huang J, Wang K, Li L, Li Y, Yuan J, Wei S. Identification of hallmarks of lung adenocarcinoma prognosis using whole genome sequencing. Oncotarget. 2015 Nov 10;6(35):38016-28.

Xu G, Chapman JR, Brandsma I, Yuan J, Mistrik M, Bouwman P, Bartkova J, Gogola E, Warmerdam D, Barazas M, Jaspers JE, Watanabe K, Pieterse M, Kersbergen A, Sol W, Celie PH, Schouten PC, van den Broek B, Salman A, Nieuwland M, de Rink I, de Ronde J, Jalink K, Boulton SJ, Chen J, van Gent DC, Bartek J, Jonkers J, Borst P, Rottenberg S. REV7 counteracts DNA double-strand break resection and affects PARP inhibition. Nature. 2015 May 28;521(7553):541-4.