Jianyu Rao, M.D.
Work Phone Number:
CAMPUS - 173216
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UCLA Program on Genomics and Nutrition
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology GPB Home Area
California NanoSystems Institute
JCCC Molecular Epidemiology Program Area
Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area
Center for Metabolic Disease Prevention
A Short Biography:
JianYu Rao is an Professor of Pathology and epidemiology, Chief of Cytopathology and Director of Gynecological Pathology. He is a surgical pathologist and cytopathologist specialized in genitourinary tract and gynecological pathology. He is also a molecular epidemiologist and cancer cell biologist. He did his training of Anatomic and Clinical pathology as well as Cytopathlogy here at UCLA from 1994 to 1999. He became the faculty at Department of Pathology and Lab Med since 1999.
Dr. J Rao is an internationally renowned cytopathologist and established investigator in cancer molecular epidemiology and biomarker studies. Prior to be a pathologist, he was already an established molecular epidemiologist involved in multiple high profile cancer prevention studies. He completed his anatomic/clinical pathology residency and cytopathology fellowship at UCLA, and joined the UCLA Department of Pathology as a faculty in 1999. Dr. J. Rao is a full professor and the director of Cytopathology, the director of gynecological pathology, and the medical director of cytotechnology school. He has dual appointments in pathology and epidemiology. He is particularly well known for urine cytology, especially in utilizing biomarkers as adjunct for detecting bladder cancer. He has been invited to be a speaker for over 100 meetings and occasions locally, nationally and internationally for topics including cancer chemoprevention, biomarkers, urine cytology, Fine Needle Aspiration cytology, and gynecological pathology. Dr. Rao has an active role in teaching and research, with continuous funding from NIH or other agencies for cancer biomarker and prevention studies in the last 20 years, with over 100 peer-reviewed research publications. He is also interested in developing new technologies for pathology especially cytopathology, including imaging analysis, nanotechnology and telepathology.
Sharma S, Santiskulvong C, Bentolila LA, Rao J, Dorigo O, Gimzewski JK.
Correlative nanomechanical profiling with super-resolution F-actin imaging reveals novel insights into mechanisms of cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer cells. ,
Li Y, Chang SC, Goldstein BY, Scheider WL, Cai L, You NC, Tarleton HP, Ding B, Zhao J, Wu M, Jiang Q, Yu S, Rao J, Lu QY, Zhang ZF, Mu L
Green tea consumption, inflammation and the risk of primary hepatocellular carcinoma in a Chinese population
2011; Epub ahead of print:
Izadyar F, Wong J, Maki C, Pacchiarotti J, Ramos T, Howerton K, Yuen C, Greilach S, Zhao HH, Chow M, Chow YC, Rao J, Barritt J, Bar-Chama N, Copperman A
Identification and characterization of repopulating spermatogonial stem cells from the adult human testis
2011; Epub ahead of print:
Park SL, Bastani D, Goldstein BY, Chang SC, Cozen W, Cai L, Cordon-Cardo C, Ding B, Greenland S, He N, Hussain SK, Jiang Q, Lee YC, Liu S, Lu ML, Mack TM, Mao JT, Morgenstern H, Mu LN, Oh SS, Pantuck A, Papp JC, Rao J, Reuter VE, Tashkin DP, Wang H, You NC, Yu SZ, Zhao JK, Zhang ZF
Associations between NBS1 polymorphisms, haplotypes and smoking-related cancers
Oh SS, Chang SC, Cai L, Cordon-Cardo C, Ding BG, Greenland S, He N, Jiang Q, Kheifets L, Le A, Lee YC, Liu S, Lu ML, Mao JT, Morgenstern H, Mu LN, Pantuck A, Papp JC, Park SL, Rao JY, Reuter VE, Tashkin DP, Wang H, You NC, Yu SZ, Zhao JK, Belldegrun A, Zhang ZF
Single nucleotide polymorphisms of 8 inflammation-related genes and their associations with smoking-related cancers
Int J Cancer,
Klatte T, Seligson DB, Rao JY, Yu H, de Martino M, Kawaoka K, Wong SG, Belldegrun AS, Pantuck AJ
Carbonic anhydrase IX in bladder cancer: a diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic molecular marker
Lu QY, Yang Y, Jin YS, Zhang ZF, Heber D, Li FP, Dubinett SM, Sondej MA, Loo JA, Rao JY
Effects of green tea extract on lung cancer A549 cells: proteomic identification of proteins associated with cell migration
Hussain SK, Mu LN, Cai L, Chang SC, Park SL, Oh SS, Wang Y, Goldstein BY, Ding BG, Jiang Q, Rao J, You NC, Yu SZ, Papp JC, Zhao JK, Wang H, Zhang ZF
Genetic variation in immune regulation and DNA repair pathways and stomach cancer in China
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev,
Rettig MB, Heber D, An J, Seeram NP, Rao JY, Liu H, Klatte T, Belldegrun A, Moro A, Henning SM, Mo D, Aronson WJ, Pantuck A
Pomegranate extract inhibits androgen-independent prostate cancer growth through a nuclear factor-kappaB-dependent mechanism
Mol Cancer Ther,
Klatte T, Said JW, de Martino M, Larochelle J, Shuch B, Rao JY, Thomas GV, Kabbinavar FF, Belldegrun AS, Pantuck AJ
Presence of tumor necrosis is not a significant predictor of survival in clear cell renal cell carcinoma: higher prognostic accuracy of extent based rather than presence/absence classification
Sullivan, P. S. Nooraie, F. Sanchez, H. Hirschowitz, S. Levin, M. Rao, P. N. Rao, J.
Comparison of ImmunoCyt, UroVysion, and urine cytology in detection of recurrent urothelial carcinoma: a "split-sample" study
Park SL, Chang SC, Cai L, Cordon-Cardo C, Ding BG, Greenland S, Hussain SK, Jiang Q, Liu S, Lu ML, Mao JT, Morgenstern H, Mu LN, Ng LJ, Pantuck A, Rao J, Reuter VE, Tashkin DP, You NC, Yu CQ, Yu SZ, Zhao JK, Belldegrun A, Zhang ZF
Associations between variants of the 8q24 chromosome and nine smoking-related cancer sites
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev,
Sartippour MR, Seeram NP, Rao JY, Moro A, Harris DM, Henning SM, Firouzi A, Rettig MB, Aronson WJ, Pantuck AJ, Heber D
Ellagitannin-rich pomegranate extract inhibits angiogenesis in prostate cancer in vitro and in vivo
Int J Oncol,
Wang JM, Xu B, Rao JY, Shen HB, Xue HC, Jiang QW
Diet habits, alcohol drinking, tobacco smoking, green tea drinking, and the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in the Chinese population
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol,
GS Xiao, YS Jin, QY Lu, ZF Zhang, A Belldegrun, R Figlin, A Pantuck, Y Yen, F Li, and J Rao
Proteomic Analysis of an in vitro Urothelial Model Identifies Annexin-I as a Potential Target for Green Tea Extract (GTE) Induced Actin Remodeling
International J. Cancer,
S Li, H Wang, J Hu, N Li, Y Liu, Z Wu, Y Zheng, H Wang, K Wu, H Ye, and J Rao
A new immunochemical fecal occult blood test (Hemosure IFOBT) with two-consecutive stool sample testing is a cost-effective approach for colon cancer screening: Results of a prospective multi-center study
International J. Cancer,
Sartippour MR, Pietras R, Marquez-Garban DC, Chen HW, Heber D, Henning SM, Sartippour G, Zhang L, Lu M, Weinberg O, Rao JY, Brooks MN
The combination of green tea and tamoxifen is effective against breast cancer
Sartippour MR, Seeram NP, Heber D, Hardy M, Norris A, Lu Q, Zhang L, Lu M, Rao JY, Brooks MN
Rabdosia rubescens inhibits breast cancer growth and angiogenesis
International Journal of Oncology,
Sartippour MR, Rao JY, Apple S, Wu D, Henning S, Wang H, Elashoff R, Rubio R, Heber D, Brooks MN
A pilot clinical study of short-term isoflavone supplements in breast cancer patients
Nutrition and cancer,
Visapaa, H. Bui, M. Huang, Y. Seligson, D. Tsai, H. Pantuck, A. Figlin, R. Rao, J. Y. Belldegrun, A. Horvath, S. Palotie, A.
Correlation of Ki-67 and gelsolin expression to clinical outcome in renal clear cell carcinoma
Espineda, C. Seligson, D. B. James Ball, W., Jr. Rao, J. Palotie, A. Horvath, S. Huang, Y. Shi, T. Rajasekaran, A. K.
Analysis of the Na,K-ATPase alpha- and beta-subunit expression profiles of bladder cancer using tissue microarrays
Rao, J. Seligson, D. Visapaa, H. Horvath, S. Eeva, M. Michel, K. Pantuck, A. Belldegrun, A. Palotie, A.
Tissue microarray analysis of cytoskeletal actin-associated biomarkers gelsolin and E-cadherin in urothelial carcinoma
GP Hemstreet, WS Yin, RB Bonner, WF Bi, , JY Rao, P Feng, RE Hurst, et al.
Long-term monitoring and management of an occupational bladder cancer cohort stratified by risk by biomarkers,
JY Rao, RE Hurst, GP Hemstreet.
Molecular Pathology of Early Bladder Cancer,
Molecular Pathology of Early Cancer,
JY Rao, S Apple, YS Jin, GP Hemstreet and R Nieberg.
Single cell multiple biomarker analysis in archival Fine Needle Aspiration specimens: Quantitative Fluorescence Image Analysis of DNA ploidy, p53 and G-actin as breast cancer biomarkers,
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, ,
JY Rao, GP Hemstreet, RE Hurst, RA Bass, KW Min, PL Jones.
Cellular F-actin levels as a marker for cellular transformation: II. Correlation with bladder cancer risk,
JY Rao, RE Hurst, WD Bales, PL Jones, BR Bass, LT Archer, GP Hemstreet.
Cellular F-actin levels as a marker for cellular transformation: Relationship to cell division and differentiation,