Kuang-Yu Jen, MD


Academic Title

Associate Professor


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2006


UCSF Medical Center 2009


UCSF Medical Center 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lu X, Peled N, Greer J, Wu W, Choi P, Berger AH, Wong S, Jen KY, Seo Y, Hann B, Brooks A, Meyerson M, Collisson EA. MET Exon 14 Mutation Encodes an Actionable Therapeutic Target in Lung Adenocarcinoma. Cancer Res. 2017 Aug 15; 77(16):4498-4505.
  2. Choi WT, Jen KY, Wang D, Tavakol M, Roberts JP, Gill RM. Donor Liver Small Droplet Macrovesicular Steatosis Is Associated With Increased Risk for Recipient Allograft Rejection. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Mar; 41(3):365-373.
  3. Yue Y, Leung SG, Liu Y, Huang Y, Grundt K, Østvold AC, Jen KY, Schild D, Mao JH, Wiese C. Nucks1 synergizes with Trp53 to promote radiation lymphomagenesis in mice. Oncotarget. 2016 Sep 20; 7(38):61874-61889.
  4. Lejmi H, Jen KY, Olson JL, James SH, Sam R. Characteristics of AA amyloidosis patients in San Francisco. Nephrology (Carlton). 2016 Apr; 21(4):308-13.
  5. Kang HC, Kim HK, Lee S, Mendez P, Kim JW, Woodard G, Yoon JH, Jen KY, Fang LT, Jones K, Jablons DM, Kim IJ. Whole exome and targeted deep sequencing identify genome-wide allelic loss and frequent SETDB1 mutations in malignant pleural mesotheliomas. Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 16; 7(7):8321-31.
  6. McCreery MQ, Halliwill KD, Chin D, Delrosario R, Hirst G, Vuong P, Jen KY, Hewinson J, Adams DJ, Balmain A. Evolution of metastasis revealed by mutational landscapes of chemically induced skin cancers. Nat Med. 2015 Dec; 21(12):1514-20.
  7. Adams CJ, Yu JS, Mao JH, Jen KY, Costes SV, Wade M, Shoemake J, Aina OH, Del Rosario R, Menchavez PT, Cardiff RD, Wahl GM, Balmain A. The Trp53 delta proline (Trp53?P) mouse exhibits increased genome instability and susceptibility to radiation-induced, but not spontaneous, tumor development. Mol Carcinog. 2016 Sep; 55(9):1387-96.
  8. Nolan AL, Jen KY. Pathologic manifestations of levamisole-adulterated cocaine exposure. Diagn Pathol. 2015 May 06; 10:48.
  9. Westcott PM, Halliwill KD, To MD, Rashid M, Rust AG, Keane TM, Delrosario R, Jen KY, Gurley KE, Kemp CJ, Fredlund E, Quigley DA, Adams DJ, Balmain A. The mutational landscapes of genetic and chemical models of Kras-driven lung cancer. Nature. 2015 Jan 22; 517(7535):489-92.
  10. Carlson AQ, Tuot DS, Jen KY, Butcher B, Graf J, Sam R, Imboden JB. Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis in individuals with disease associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine: a series of 4 cases. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Oct; 93(17):290-7.
  11. Jen KY, Fix OK, Foster EN, Laszik ZG, Ferrell LD. Monoclonal light chain deposits within the stomach manifesting as immunotactoid gastropathy. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2015 Feb; 39(1):62-8.
  12. Sam R, Joshi A, James S, Jen KY, Amani F, Hart P, Schwartz MM. Lupus-like membranous nephropathy: Is it lupus or not? Clin Exp Nephrol. 2015 Jun; 19(3):395-402.
  13. Wang Y, Wen M, Kwon Y, Xu Y, Liu Y, Zhang P, He X, Wang Q, Huang Y, Jen KY, LaBarge MA, You L, Kogan SC, Gray JW, Mao JH, Wei G. CUL4A induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition and promotes cancer metastasis by regulating ZEB1 expression. Cancer Res. 2014 Jan 15; 74(2):520-31.
  14. Wong CE, Yu JS, Quigley DA, To MD, Jen KY, Huang PY, Del Rosario R, Balmain A. Inflammation and Hras signaling control epithelial-mesenchymal transition during skin tumor progression. Genes Dev. 2013 Mar 15; 27(6):670-82.
  15. Chandran S, Jen KY, Laszik ZG. Recurrent HIV-associated immune complex glomerulonephritis with lupus-like features after kidney transplantation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug; 62(2):335-8.
  16. Kim IJ, Quigley D, To MD, Pham P, Lin K, Jo B, Jen KY, Raz D, Kim J, Mao JH, Jablons D, Balmain A. Rewiring of human lung cell lineage and mitotic networks in lung adenocarcinomas. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:1701.
  17. Kang HC, Wakabayashi Y, Jen KY, Mao JH, Zoumpourlis V, Del Rosario R, Balmain A. Ptch1 overexpression drives skin carcinogenesis and developmental defects in K14Ptch(FVB) mice. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 May; 133(5):1311-20.
  18. Jen KY, Olson JL, Brodsky S, Zhou XJ, Nadasdy T, Laszik ZG. Reliability of whole slide images as a diagnostic modality for renal allograft biopsies. Hum Pathol. 2013 May; 44(5):888-94.
  19. Kwon YW, Kim IJ, Wu D, Lu J, Stock WA, Liu Y, Huang Y, Kang HC, DelRosario R, Jen KY, Perez-Losada J, Wei G, Balmain A, Mao JH. Pten regulates Aurora-A and cooperates with Fbxw7 in modulating radiation-induced tumor development. Mol Cancer Res. 2012 Jun; 10(6):834-44.
  20. Jen KY, Song IY, Banta KL, Wu D, Mao JH, Balmain A. Sequential mutations in Notch1, Fbxw7, and Tp53 in radiation-induced mouse thymic lymphomas. Blood. 2012 Jan 19; 119(3):805-9.

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