Mingjun Bi, Ph.D.
Instructor - Research
- 2013 - PhD - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - China Agricultural University
- 2016 - Postdoc Fellow - Cancer epigenetics and gene regulation - The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 2013 - Postdoc Fellow - Tumor Biology - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Research & Grants
My long-term research seeks to understand the molecular & epigenetic mechanisms of signal-regulated gene expression in the development of cancer and other diseases. We make extensive use of a set of integrated biochemical, genomics and molecular oncology approaches to tackle the broad and critical questions on the topic of gene regulation and cancer.
- Enhancer reprogramming driven by high-order assemblies of transcription factors promotes phenotypic plasticity and breast cancer
- A non-canonical role of YAP/TEAD is required for activation of estrogen-regulated enhancers in breast cancer
- Enhancer RNAs mediate estrogen-induced decommissioning of selective enhancers by recruiting ERα and its cofactor