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Xiaolu Yang, PhD

Degree and Institution

PhD, Columbia University

Faculty Title

Professor, Cancer Biology

Research Expertise

Apoptosis, with special expertise in the activation of caspases and signaling pathway of apoptotic receptor Fas and TNFR; gene expression, with special expertise in the regulation of transcription factor NF-kb and AP-1.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Contact Information

Xiaolu Yang
Office Phone: 215-573-6739

Xiaolu's research program has led to important advances in our understanding of caspases and their regulatory proteins, the role of p53 family members in regulating cellular metabolism and cell death, and the molecular function of promyelocytic leukemia protein nuclear bodies. In doing so, he has distinguished himself for the depth, as well as the breadth, of his research.