Lena Yao, Ph.D.

Lena Yao Ph.D.
faculty member

Lena Yao, Ph.D.

Managing Director, China, Global Oncology
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Senior Staff Scientist
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Senior Staff Scientist
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Mailstop: M4-C113

Dr. Yue “Lena” Yao’s research focuses on epidemiological studies, particularly related to environmental and pathogenic effects on human health. Her research involves establishing study cohorts of children, women, and environmentally and occupationally exposed populations. She specializes in using high-dimensional exposure, “-omics” and clinical outcomes data to infer the impact of exposures on the human immune system.

Education

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Washington

B.S., Chemistry, Xiamen University

Research Interests

Dr. Yao’s research focuses on epidemiological studies particularly related to environmental and pathogenic impact to human health. Her research concerns the establishment of study cohorts in children and women, environmental and occupational exposed populations, and inference of impact on human immune system through high-dimensional exposure, “-omics” and clinical outcome data.

Current Projects

Persistent organic pollutants: impact on childhood immunity and risk of infection

TCR-like antibodies for HPV-induced cancer basic research and theranostics

H. pylori and gastric cancer: antibioic drug resistance, ultrasensitive and non-invasive Hp detection and diagnostic assay development

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