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Yuan Rong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Autopsy Service

Yuan Rong
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Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • PhD, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • MD, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China
  • Fellowship, Neuropathology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA


  • Neuropathology
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Selected Publications

1. Chen G., Kong J., Tucker-Burden C., Anand M., Rong Y., Rahman F., Moreno C.S., Van Meir E.G., Hadjipanayis C. G., Brat D.J.: Human Brat Ortholog Trim 3 is a tumour suppressor that regulates asymmetric cell division in glioblastoma. Cancer Res 74: 4536 – 4548, 2014.

2. Cooper L.A.D., Gutman D.A., Chisolm C., Appin C., Kong J., Rong Y., Kurc T., Van Meir E.G., Saltz J.H., Moreno C.S., Brat D. J.: The tumour microenvironment strongly impacts master transcriptional regulators and gene expression class of glioblastoma. Am J Pathol 180: 2108 – 2119, 2012.

3. Rong Y., Belozerov V.E., Tucker-Burden C., Chen G., Durden D.L., Olson J.J., Van Meir E.G., Mackman N., Brat D.J.: EGFR and PTEN modulate tissue factor expression in glioblastoma through JunD/AP-1 transcriptional activity. Cancer Res 69: 2540-2549, 2009.

4. Rong Y., Hu F., Huang R.P., Mackman N., Horowitz J.M., Jensen R.L., Durden D.L., Van Meir E.G., Brat D.J.: Egr-1 regulates hypoxia-induced tissue factor expression in glioblastoma through HIF-1 independent mechanisms. Cancer Res 66: 7067-7074, 2006.

5. Rong Y., Durden D.L., Van Meir E.G., Brat D.J.: ‘Pseudopalisading’ necrosis in glioblastoma: A familiar morphologic feature that links vascular pathology, hypoxia, and angiogenesis. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 65: 529-539, 2006.

6. Rong Y., Post D.E., Pieper R.O., Durden D.L., Van Meir E.G., Brat D.J.: PTEN and hypoxia regulate tissue factor expression and coagulation by glioblastoma. Cancer Res 65: 1406-1414, 2005. (Lucien J. Robinstein Award for Best Paper in Neuro-oncology, American Association of Pathologists)

7. Khatri J.J., Johnson C., Magid R., Lessner S.M., Laude K.M., Dikalov S.L., Harrison D.G., Sung H.J., Rong Y., Galis Z.S.: Vascular oxidant stress enhances progression of expression atheroma. Circulation 109: 520-525, 2004.

8. Rong Y., Sugumaran G., Silbert J.E., Spector M.: Proteoglycans synthesized by canine intervertebral disc cells grown in monolayer culture and in a type I collagen-glycosaminoglycan matrix. Tissue Engineering 8: 1037-1047, 2002.

9. Rong Y., Peter M., Tan B.K., Robert N.T.H., Spector M.: Applications of a porous type I collagen-glycosaminoglyan (GAG) copolymer for tissue regeneration. SGH Proceedings 10: 282-288, 2001.

10. Rong Y., Yang E.B., Zhang K., Peter M.: Quercetin-induced apoptosis in the monoblastoid cell line U937 in vitro and the regulation of heat shock proteins expression. Anticancer Res 20: 4339-4346, 2000.