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Jiyong Zhao, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-1453

Administrative: (585) 273-1440

Office: (585) 273-1453

Fax: (585) 273-1450

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments



BS | China-Wuhan Med Coll

MS | China-Wuhan Med Coll

PhD | Iowa State University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1995 - 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School (Advisor: Ed Harlow)


1997 - 1999
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award- American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship.

1993 - 1994
Predoctoral Fellowship Award- Fung Endowment Fellowship for Research. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

1992 - 1993
Predoctoral Fellowship Award- Fung Endowment Fellowship for Research. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

1991 - 1992
Predoctoral Fellowship Award- Competitive Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology Research Fellowship. Iowa State University. Ames, Iowa.

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Patent Title: Methods, Pharmaceutical Compositions, Therapeutic Systems, and Compounds for Treating B Cell Malignancies
Patent #: 9,458,123
Issue Date: Oct 04, 2016
Country: United States
Invented By: Jiyong Zhao

Patent Title: Methods of Treating B-Cell Cancers
Patent #: 8,367,633
Issue Date: Feb 05, 2013
Country: United States
Invented By: Luojing Chen, Jiyong Zhao


Journal Articles

Chen L, Hayden MS, Gilmore ES, Alexander-Savino C, Oleksyn D, Gillespie K, Zhao J, Poligone B. "PKK deletion in basal keratinocytes promotes tumorigenesis after chemical carcinogenesis." Carcinogenesis.. 2018 Mar 8; 39(3):418-428.

Oleksyn D, Zhao J, Vosoughi A, Zhao JC, Misra R, Pentland AP, Ryan D, Anolik J, Ritchlin C, Looney J, Anandarajah AP, Schwartz G, Calvi LM, Georger M, Mohan C, Sanz I, Chen L. "PKK deficiency in B cells prevents lupus development in Sle lupus mice." Immunology letters.. 2017 May; 185:1-11. Epub 2017 Mar 06.

Chen L, Oleksyn D, Pulvino M, Sanz I, Ryan D, Ryan C, Lin CS, Poligone B, Pentland AP, Ritchlin C, Zhao J. "A critical role for the protein kinase PKK in the maintenance of recirculating mature B cells and the development of B1 cells." Immunology letters.. 2016 Apr; 172:67-78. Epub 2016 Feb 26.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Identification of protein-protein interactions by screening cDNA expression libraries.
Book Title: Protein-Protein Interactions, A Molecular Cloning Manual, 2ed edition
Author List: Zhao, J
Published By: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 2004 in New York

Chapter Title: DNA unwinding and strand synthesis during replication in Xenopus laevis embryos. in Papis, T.S.
Book Title: Gene Regulation & AIDS: Transcriptional Activation, Retroviruses, & Pathogenesis
Author List: Benbow, R. M., Poll, E. H. A., Zhao, J., Marini, N. J. and Stowers, D. J
Published By: Portfolio Publishing Company 1990 in Houston.