Yingchun Zhao
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 988-6932
Fax: (504) 988-1706


Research Interests:

I have extensive research experiences in proteome-wide protein expression profiling to identify cancer- and osteoporosis-related proteins in human samples. Currently, I'm actively engaged in an NIH-funded proteomics project (1 R01 AR057049-01A) to identify proteins important for male osteoporosis.



  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University, 2008-2011
  • Ph.D., Biology Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2007

 Honors and Awards:

  • Deans' Fellowship for the final semester (Fall, 2007), UL Lafayette
  • First place, Oral presentation at 7th Graduate Students Symposium at Biology Department, UL Lafayette, September, 2006
  • Third place, Oral presentation at 8th Annual Sigma XI Student Research Symposium (UL Lafayette Chapter), March, 2005
  • UL Lafayette Graduate Student Organization--Financial Travel Support Grant to attend the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Honor student recognition, UL Lafayette, during 2002-2003


Major Publications:

Ma D, Li Y, Hackfort B, Zhao Y, Xiao J, Swanson PC, Lappe J, Xiao P, Cullen D, Akhter M, Recker R, Xiao GG. 2012 Smoke-induced signal molecules in bone marrow cells from altered low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 mice. J Proteome Res. PMID: 22616666.

Ma D, Wang J, Zhao Y, Lee WN, Xiao J, Go VL, Wang Q, Recker RR, Xiao GG. 2012 Inhibition of glycogen phosphorylation induces changes in cellular proteome and signaling pathways in MIA pancreatic cancer cells. Pancreas 41:397-408.

Zhao Y, Deng C, Lu W, Xiao J, Ma D, Guo M, Recker RR, Gatalica Z, Wang Z, Xiao GG. 2011 Let-7 microRNAs induce tamoxifen sensitivity by down-regulation of estrogen receptor alpha signaling in breast cancer. Mol Med  17:1233-1241.

Zhang H*, Lu W*, Zhao Y*, Rong P, Cao R, Gu W, Xiao J, Miao D, Lappe J, Recker R, Xiao GG. 2011 Adipocytes derived from human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells exert significant inhibitory effects on osteoblastogenesis.  Curr Mol Med 11:489-502.  (*, equal contribution)

Zhao Y, Deng C, Wang J, Xiao J, Zhang H, Gatalica Z, Recker RR, Xiao GG. 2011 Let-7 family miRNAs regulate estrogen receptor alpha signaling in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 127:69-80.

Zhao Y, Cao R, Ma D, Zhang H, Xiao J, Recker RR, Xiao GG. 2011 Efficacy of calcium supplement on human bone health by mass spectrometry profiling and cathepsin K measurement in plasma samples. J Bone Miner Metab. 29(5):552-560.

Zhang H, Cao R, Lee WNP, Deng C, Zhao Y, Lappe J, Recker RR, Yen Y, Wang Q,  Tsai MY, Go VL, Xiao GG. 2010 Inhibition of protein phosphorylation in MIA pancreatic cancer cells: confluence of metabolic and signaling pathways. J Proteome Res  5:980-989.

Xiao J, Lee WN, Zhao Y, Cao R, Go VL, Recker RR, Wang Q, Xiao GG. 2010 Profiling pancreatic cancer-secreted proteome using 15N amino acids and serum-free media. Pancreas 39: e17-23.

Zhao Y, Hasenstein KH. 2010 Physiological interactions of antiauxins with auxin in roots. J Plant Physiol 167: 879-884. 

Zhao Y, Lee WN, Xiao GG. 2009 Quantitative proteomics and biomarker discovery in human cancer. Expert Rev Proteomic 6: 115-118.

Zhao Y, Hasenstein KH. 2009 Primary root growth regulation: the role of auxin and ethylene antagonists. J Plant Growth Regul 28: 309-320.

Zhao Y, Lee WN, Lim S, Go VL, Xiao J, Cao R, Zhang H, Recker RR, Xiao GG. 2009 Quantitative proteomics: measuring protein synthesis using 15N amino acids labeling in pancreas cancer cells. Anal Chem 81: 764-771.




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