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Yinyin Yuan

Yinyin Yuan

Regular Member


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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston
Department of Translational Molecular Pathology

The focus of the Yuan lab is to decipher the tumor ecosystem through technological innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and systematic interrogation of tissue biology using digital pathology and spatial transcriptomics, genetics, and proteomics. Our scientific mission is to elucidate differential ongoing selective pressure as key ecological processes shaping the emergence of immune evasion and drug resistance. To achieve this, we are building a pioneering interface between digital pathology, AI and cancer biology with strong clinical applications.

 As the Director of Computational Pathology Research Program at the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology and the Co-Lead of the Institute for Data Science in Oncology Focus Area One – Imaging and Digital Pathology, Dr. Yuan is committed to building the computational infrastructure and AI capacity for pathology and developing personalized treatment strategies and digital biomarkers by translating technological innovations. The vision is to create a new paradigm of technological advances and multidisciplinary convergences that will lead the way to novel digital biomarkers and ultimately to the new frontier of integrated diagnostics.

Students can expect to acquire these skills depending on the projects of their choice: the application or the development of machine learning and deep learning methods; medical image processing (machine learning or deep learning); spatial analysis for pathology, spatial transcriptomics, omics data analysis and statistical data integration; biomarker discovery; tumor ecology for the understanding of cancer evolution, and immunology (data driven).


MDACC Faculty

Education & Training

Ph.D. - University of Warwick, UK - 2009