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Xia Yang, Ph.D.
Xia Yang, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Member, UCLA Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Program
Member, Bioinformatics IDP
Member, ACCESS program
Member, Molecular Toxicology IDP
Member, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Inter-school Training Program in Metabolic Diseases
Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 206-1812

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Xia Yang’s primary research aims to identify gene regulatory networks that are perturbed by genetic and environmental risks of metabolic disorders (obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases) using systems biology and integrative genomics approaches. Yang’s research also explores the mechanistic connections between metabolic diseases and cancers with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Wang IM, Zhang B, Yang X, Zhu J, Stepaniants S, Zhang C, Meng Q, Peters M, He Y, Ni C, Slipetz D, Crackower MA, Houshyar H, Tan CM, Asante-Appiah E, O'Neill G, Luo MJ, Thieringer R, Yuan J, Chiu CS, Lum PY, Lamb J, Boie Y, Wilkinson HA, Schadt EE, Dai H, Roberts C. Systems analysis of eleven rodent disease models reveals an inflammatome signature and key drivers. Mol Syst Biol. 2012 Jul 17;8:594. doi: 10.1038/msb.2012.24.