Tsinghua Scholars Virtual Poster Session 1: Cancer

April 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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The current class of Tsinghua University visiting research scholars at the University of Pittsburgh will present their work during virtual poster sessions from 1–2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29 via Zoom. For Tsinghua scholars, participation in such poster sessions provides an important opportunity to practice describing their scientific research in a professional setting before mentors, fellow students, and other trainees and faculty.


In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, come to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for a two-year biomedical research training program. Periodic poster sessions typically take place yearly in Pittsburgh and Beijing to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work.


A downloadable copy of the poster abstracts can be found here.


28 APRIL, 1:00 P.M.

Meeting ID: 958 7332 0946

Passcode: 230882

Scholar Mentor Project/Topic
CAI Zongyou Linda McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD/Peter Lucas, MD, PhD Impaired host MALT1 protease activity inhibits tumor growth and shapes tumor immune microenvironment
HU Shikai Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, MD NOTCH-YAP1/TEAD-DNMT1 axis drives hepatocyte reprogramming into intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
LI Xiang Tullia Bruno, PhD Interrogating B cell and tertiary lymphoid structure heterogeneity in HPV-driven cancer
LIU Simeng Adrian Lee, PhD RET (rearranged during transfection) as a novel therapeutic target in breast cancer metastases
WU Yang Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Hotspot ESR1 mutations drive breast cancer metastasis by reprogramming cell-cell adhesion ability