Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Jindan  Yu, MD, PhD

Jindan Yu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics


Administrative office: 312-503-1761

Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center Room 5-117
303 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

jindan-yu( at )

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Education and Certification

MD: Peking University (1998)
PhD: University of Michigan (2004)


Description of Interests

The primary research focus of the lab is to understand aberrant transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of prostate cancer. We utilize high-throughput genomic techniques in combination with bioinformatics/statistical analysis to generate hypothetical concepts. We then test these hypotheses using traditional molecular or cellular biological approaches and examine the functional relevance of innovative mechanisms using in vitro cell line and in vivo mouse models. Transcription factors of particular interest to us include androgen receptor (AR), FoxA1, Polycomb group protein (EZH2), and the Ets family protein (ERG). Based on the genetics and epigenetics of the disease, we also pursue translational research to define diagnostic / prognostic biomarkers and to pursue novel therapeutics strategies for treating advanced prostate cancer.

Interests (Keywords)

Cancer Biology; Cancer: Prostate; Endocrinology; Genomics

Research and Publications

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