Shangxin (Shaun) Yang, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

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Assistant Professor

Associate Scientific Director, Infectious Disease, TriCore Reference Laboratories

Director, Molecular Infectious Disease, TriCore Reference Laboratories

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  • Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases
  • Clinical applications of microbial genomics and metagenomics testing
  • Next-generation sequencing technologies
  • Genomic prediction for anti-microbial resistance
  • Whole-genome sequencing for molecular epidemiology and outbreak investigation
  • Human microbiome translational research

Education and Certification Information

Clinical Microbiology and Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Peking University (Beijing University)
Beijing, China

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Medical Microbiology and Public Health
American Board of Medical Microbiology (2016)

Selected Publications:

  • Yang S, Hemarajata P, Hindler J, Ward K, Adisetiyo H, Li F, Aldrovandi G, Green N, Russell D, Rubin Z, Humphries R. Investigation of Nosocomial Transmission of blaKPC3 Mediated Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae by Whole Genome Sequencing. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Apr;84(4):337-42

  • *Hemarajata P, *Yang S, Hindler J, Humphries R. Novel real-time PCR assay with high-resolution melt analysis to detect and differentiate OXA-48-like β-lactamases in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Antimicrobial Agent and Chemotherapy 2015 Sep;59(9):5574-80. (*joint first authors)

  • Humphries R, Yang S, Hemarajata P, Ward K, Hindler J, Miller S, and Gregson A. First report of ceftazidime-avibactam resistance in a KPC-3 expressing Klebsiella pneumonia. Antimicrobial Agent and Chemotherapy 2015 Oct;59(10):6605-7

  • Hemarajata P, Yang S, Soge O, Humphries R, Klausner J. Performance and Verification of a Real-time PCR Assay Targeting gyrA Gene for Prediction of Ciprofloxacin Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Mar;54(3):805-8

  • Yang S, McHardy I, Hemarajata P, Wu M, Garner O. Microbial Recovery from Clot Activating Vacutainers®. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Aug;85(4):395-7

  • Felsenstein S, Yang S, Eubanks N, Grimm J, Aldrovandi G. High neurological morbidity associated with CNS infections by human Parechoviruses in children in Southern California. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Apr;33(4):e87-91

  • Lim M, Zhong C, Yang S, Bell AM, Cohen MB, Roy-Burman P. Runx2 regulates survivin expression in prostate cancer cells. Lab Invest. 2009 Nov 30

  • Yang S, Pham LK, Liao CP, Frenkel B, Reddi AH, Roy-Burman P. A Novel Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling in Heterotypic Cell Interactions in Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res 2008;68(1):198–205

  • Yang S, Lim M, Altieri DC, Pham LK, Kendall SE, Reddi AH, Roy-Burman P. BMP7 protects prostate cancer cells from stress-induced apoptosis via both Smad and JNK pathways. Cancer Res 2006;66(8):4285-90

  • *Khodavirdi A, *Song Z, *Yang S, et al. Increased Expression of Osteopontin Contributes to the Progression of Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res 2006;66:(2):883-8. (*joint first authors)

  • Yang S, Zhong C, Frenkel B, Reddi AH, Roy-Burman P. Diverse biological effect and Smad signaling of bone morphogenetic protein 7 in prostate tumor cells. Cancer Res 2005;65(13):5769-77

  • Zhong C, Yang S, Huang J, Cohen MB, Roy-Burman P. Aberration in the expression of the retinoid receptor, RXRalpha, in prostate cancer. Cancer Biol Ther 2003;2(2):179-84

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Shangxin Yang on PubMed