Yan Cui


Yan Cui


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

The Graduate School


As a tumor immunologist, my research is focused on the complexity of the tumor microenvironment and on how cancer-associate fibroblasts enforce immunosuppression, thereby promoting tumorigenesis and tumor progression, using preclinical mouse models and clinical specimens.

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  • CN 4120


  • Ph.D., Biology/Biological Sciences, G University of Alberta The, 1995

  • MS, Biophysics Peking University, 1988

  • BS, Biochemistry Peking University, 1985

Awards & Honors

  • AAI Laboratory Travel Grant American Association of Immunologists, 2011

  • Cancer Research Institute Fellowship Cancer Research Institute, 2000

  • Alberta Cancer Board Fellowship Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 1996

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MOLM 8130

    Adv Top Mole & Cell Immun
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program


Selected Recent Publications

  • CD73 on cancer-associated fibroblasts enhanced by the A2B-mediated feedforward circuit enforces an immune checkpoint., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Heterogeneity of the Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Immune Landscape and Its Impact on Immunotherapy., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Activation of p53 in Immature Myeloid Precursor Cells Controls Differentiation into Ly6c+CD103+ Monocytic Antigen-Presenting Cells in Tumors., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Fibroblastic reticular cells of the lymphoid tissues modulate T cell activation threshold during homeostasis via hyperactive cyclooxygenase-2/prostaglandin E2 axis., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Local Activation of p53 in the Tumor Microenvironment Overcomes Immune Suppression and Enhances Antitumor Immunity., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional Service

  • The National Institutes of Health 2012 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Scientific Journals 2002 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • The National Institutes of Health/NCI CII Study Section 2008 - 2011

    Role: Reviewer