Dr. Jiali Yu

Jiali Yu, PhD

Research Investigator, Surgery


Jiali Yu, PhD, is a Research Investigator in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan since 2023.

Dr. Yu received his PhD degree at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2017. After that, he joined Dr. Weiping Zou's research laboratory at the University of Michigan as a research fellow in 2018. In 2023, Dr. Yu became a research faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Yu’s research focuses on dissecting immune regulatory mechanisms in the tumor microenvironment (TME), aiming to identify key pathways that can be targeted to improve the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. He has identified immunosuppressive macrophages in the liver metastatic TME mediate the therapeutic resistance to immunotherapy and radiotherapy targeting liver metastasis can synergize with immunotherapy (Nature Medicine, 2021; Cell Reports, 2022).

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