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Yi Qiu, PhD

Yi Qiu, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Genes
  • Chromatin
  • Acetylation
  • Proteins
  • Histones
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Gene Expression
  • Epigenomics
  • Transcription Factors
  • Histone Deacetylases
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Neoplasms

Recent Publications


Luo, H, Zhu, G, Eshelman, MA, Fung, TK, Lai, Q, Wang, F, Zeisig, BB, Lesperance, J, Ma, X, Chen, S, Cesari, N, Cogle, C, Chen, B, Xu, B, Yang, FC, So, CWE, Qiu, Y, Xu, M & Huang, S 2022, 'HOTTIP-dependent R-loop formation regulates CTCF boundary activity and TAD integrity in leukemia', Molecular cell, vol. 82, no. 4, pp. 833-851.e11.


Yan, B, Yang, J, Kim, MY, Luo, H, Cesari, N, Yang, T, Strouboulis, J, Zhang, J, Hardison, R, Huang, S & Qiu, Y 2021, 'HDAC1 is required for GATA-1 transcription activity, global chromatin occupancy and hematopoiesis', Nucleic acids research, vol. 49, no. 17, pp. 9783-9798.
Zhu, G, Luo, H, Feng, Y, Guryanova, OA, Xu, J, Chen, S, Lai, Q, Sharma, A, Xu, B, Zhao, Z, Feng, R, Ni, H, Claxton, D, Guo, Y, Mesa, RA, Qiu, Y, Yang, FC, Li, W, Nimer, SD, Huang, S & Xu, M 2021, 'HOXBLINC long non-coding RNA activation promotes leukemogenesis in NPM1-mutant acute myeloid leukemia', Nature communications, vol. 12, no. 1, 1956.
Qiu, Y, Xu, M & Huang, S 2021, 'Long noncoding RNAs: emerging regulators of normal and malignant hematopoiesis', Blood, vol. 138, no. 23, pp. 2327-2336.


Yan, B, Claxton, D, Huang, S & Qiu, Y 2020, 'AML chemoresistance: The role of mutant TP53 subclonal expansion and therapy strategy', Experimental Hematology, vol. 87, pp. 13-19.
Qiu, Y & Huang, S 2020, 'CTCF-mediated genome organization and leukemogenesis', Leukemia, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 2295-2304.
Shi, Y, Zhao, H, Ye, J, Li, Z, Deng, M, Zha, J, Zhou, Y, Zeng, H, Lin, Y, Pu, X, Guo, C, Song, H, Qiu, Y & Xu, B 2020, 'Low-dose triptolide enhances antitumor effect of JQ1 on acute myeloid leukemia through inhibiting RNA polymerase II in vitro and in vivo', Molecular Carcinogenesis, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 1076-1087.
Yan, B, Chen, Q, Xu, J, Li, W, Xu, B & Qiu, Y 2020, 'Low-frequency TP53 hotspot mutation contributes to chemoresistance through clonal expansion in acute myeloid leukemia', Leukemia, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 1816-1827.
Kim, MY, Yan, B, Huang, S & Qiu, Y 2020, 'Regulating the regulators: The role of histone deacetylase 1 (hdac1) in erythropoiesis', International journal of molecular sciences, vol. 21, no. 22, 8460, pp. 1-22.


Luo, H, Zhu, G, Xu, J, Lai, Q, Yan, B, Guo, Y, Fung, TK, Zeisig, BB, Cui, Y, Zha, J, Cogle, C, Wang, F, Xu, B, Yang, FC, Li, W, So, CWE, Qiu, Y, Xu, M & Huang, S 2019, 'HOTTIP lncRNA Promotes Hematopoietic Stem Cell Self-Renewal Leading to AML-like Disease in Mice', Cancer Cell, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 645-659.e8.
Luo, H, Sobh, A, Vulpe, CD, Brewer, E, Dovat, S, Qiu, Y & Huang, S 2019, 'HOX Loci Focused CRISPR/sgRNA Library Screening Identifying Critical CTCF Boundaries', Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, no. 145.