Dr. Yong Zhu is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Public Health and Assistant Director of Yale Cancer Center for Global Cancer Epidemiology. Dr. Zhu's research interests are oriented towards the use of the molecular epidemiological approach in the study of genetic susceptibility biomarkers and their interactions with environmental exposures in human disease development. Dr. Zhu has been developing and validating novel phenotypic and genotypic assays and biomarkers for several cancer types, including non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, breast, bladder, lung and prostate cancer. By utilizing various techniques in genetics, epigenetics, cytogenetics, cell biology, and computational biology, his studies have identified biomarkers that can characterize inherited predisposition and cellular response to environmental factors. Current research focuses on studying the role of two transcriptional factors, circadian genes and small noncoding RNAs, in tumorigenesis.
Yong Zhu(Research Area)
Environmental Health; Genetics, Medical; Public Health; Molecular Epidemiology; Breast Neoplasms; Molecular Epidemiology
In 1979 Professor Jamil joined Baghdad Univrsity, in 1997 emigrated to USA, in 1998 joined Wayne State University and in 2015 joined Michigan State University. He is author of 20 books, In 2013 wrote chapter in a Book title â€œBiopsychosocial Perspective on Arab American : Cultural Development and Healthâ€. He has 194 publications. He has given 1190 presentations at scientific meetings. Participates in research funded by E.g., NIMH, CURES, Pfizer. He is one of the founder of " â€œAlNahrain International Society of Iraqi Scientistsâ€ in 2017. In 2003 Prof. Jamil biography was listed in the 25th. & 26th. Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, as well as in the American Biographical Institute, USA. In 2012 the Iraqi Society of Occupational Health and Safety named the conference Room of the Society by Professor Hikmet Jamil. He had received several Awards from different academic institutions, non-profit organizations, WHO and Governmental agents.
Dr. Masako Morishita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU). She is an environmental exposure scientist, focused on improving physicochemical characterization of indoor/outdoor airborne particles, quantification of biomarkers of trace metals, and emission source identification â€“ all of which is essential for toxicological and epidemiological studies in public health. Until recently she led exposure assessment tasks in the Great Lakes Air Center for Integrated Environmental Research (funded by USEPA), and directed the Trace Metals Laboratory for the University of Michigan Environmental Health Sciences Core Center (funded by NIEHS). She now directs the newly-constructed MSU Exposure Science Laboratory. She is currently the PI of an NINR R01 project, conducting a community-based intervention study focusing on the reduction of personal PM2.5 exposure and adverse cardiovascular responses. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of Michigan.