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- Deregulation of non-coding RNA and their role in cancer development;
- The role of stress responses during cancer development;
- Use of protectors in chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
- Dr. Su is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.
- She got a PhD in 2008 from Sun Yat-sen University, China and has been working in this research area for over fifteen years.
- Her graduate work was studying genome-wide genetic and epigenetic changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, and studying the role of miRNAs in the development of drug resistance and in tumorigenesis.
- After graduation, she undertook post-doctoral training in UTHSCSA focusing on cellular stress responses, during which she also has gained a lot of experience to work on breast cancers and prostate cancers.
- Understanding that cancer is a complex genetic disease involving structural and expression abnormalities in both coding and non-coding genes, the efforts of her laboratory are aimed at exploring the roles of small non-coding RNAs in cancer initiation and progression and exploring new therapeutic options for cancer patients. She has published a number of research articles on these topics, which have appeared in Cancer Research, Autophagy, Oncogene, to name a few.