Yan Kai

Yan Kai

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University


Yan Kai is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University. Yan’s research is focused on integrating omics data from different modalities (e.g. ChIP-seq, Cut&Run, ATAC-seq, scRNA-seq, Hi-ChIP etc) and developing novel computational methods to decipher the gene regulation mechanisms during development and in diseases such as cancer.


  • Gene regulation
  • Epigenetics
  • 3D genomics


  • PhD in Biophysics, 2018

    George Washington University

  • BS in Applied Physics, 2012

    Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China


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BAP1 is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor linking chronic pancreatitis to pancreatic cancer in mice

Secretome profiling identifies neuron-derived neurotrophic factor as a tumor-suppressive factor in lung cancer

miR-137 mediates the functional link between c-Myc and EZH2 that regulates cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer

Predicting CTCF-mediated chromatin interactions by integrating genomic and epigenomic features

Autocrine activation of JAK2 by IL-11 promotes platinum drug resistance