Contact Information
Hua Yu, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology
  • Co-leader, Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program

Languages Spoken
  • English

Biography

Dr. Yu's laboratory was the first to validate STAT3, a critical regulator of tumor cell survival and proliferation, as a molecular target for cancer therapy in animal models. Yu's team also unraveled a critical role of STAT3 in tumor angiogenesis and tumor immune evasion.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - present, Co-leader, Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program, Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2005 - present, Professor, Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2002 - 2005, Associate Professor, Immunology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • 1995 - 2002, Assistant Professor, Immunology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • 1994 - 1995, Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan

Education

Education/Training
  • 1989 - 1992, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Postdoc, Molecular Biology
  • 1988, Columbia University, New York, NY., Ph.D., Molecular Biology
  • 1983, Columbia University, New York, NY., B.A., Biology

Honors/Awards

Awards
  • 2011 - 2012, Recipient, Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship Award
  • 2004 - 2007, Member, CII Study Section, National Institutes of Health
  • 2004, Scientist of the Year Award, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • 1990 - 1992, American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1989, NIH Postdoctoral Training Grant Fellowship
  • 1983 - 1988, Faculty Fellow, Columbia University
  • 1982 - 1983, Helena Rubinstein Foundation Scholarship (undergraduate), Columbia University

Locations

  • City of Hope - Main Campus (Duarte)
    1500 East Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA 91010