Faculty Profile

Yu-Ying He
Section of Dermatology
Professor of Medicine
UCCCC Associate Director for Shared Resources

Academic Interests

Dr. He’s research interests are in the molecular mechanisms in skin carcinogenesis induced by environmental ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the development of chemopreventive and therapeutic strategies to reduce the skin cancer burden. Her current research focuses on identifying previously unrecognized novel molecular/cellular processes that determine susceptibility to skin carcinogenesis. Her laboratory uses molecular, genetic, and translational approaches in cell culture models and clinically relevant animal models to investigate how DNA repair and DNA damage responses of skin cells are regulated in vivo and what their impact is on skin carcinogenesis.

Clinical Interests



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  • BS, 1995, Beijing Institute of Printing, Printing Technology
  • PhD, 2000, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Organic Chemistry
  • Fellowship, 2001, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Environmental Biology
  • Fellowship, 2007, NIEHS/NIH, Cancer Biology