University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Li Zhang, PhD

Li Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Non-aligned

Education

Southeast University, China, B. Eng, 1999, Civil Engineering
University of Florida, M.Stat, 2003, Statistics
University of Florida, Ph.D., 2006, Statistics

Honors & Awards

  • 2019
    Research Allocation Program Award
  • 2017
    Consultation Services Training Grant
  • 2017
    The Movember Foundation-Challenge Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • 2016
    UCSF Global Oncology Pilot Project Award
  • 2016
    UCSF Research Allocation Program Award
  • 2014
    The Safeway Foundation-PCF Challenge Award - The NEXT Project: Network Enriched Crossover Trial, Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • 2012
    Innovator Award - Genomic Biomarkers of Lung Cancer Risk, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2015
    Keene Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Florida

Selected Publications

  1. Zhao SG, Chen WS, Li H, Foye A, Zhang M, Sjostrom M, Aggarwal R, Playdle D, Liao A, Alumkal JJ, Das R, Chou J, Hua JT, Barnard TJ, Bailey AM, Chow ED, Perry MD, Dang HX, Yang R, Moussavi-Baygi R, Zhang L, Alshalalfa M, Laura Chang S, Houlahan KE, Shiah YJ, Beer TM, Thomas G, Chi KN, Gleave M, Zoubeidi A, Reiter RE, Rettig MB, Witte O, Yvonne Kim M, Fong L, Spratt DE, Morgan TM, Bose R, Huang FW, Li H, Chesner L, Shenoy T, Goodarzi H, Asangani IA, Sandhu S, Lang JM, Mahajan NP, Lara PN, Evans CP, Febbo P, Batzoglou S, Knudsen KE, He HH, Huang J, Zwart W, Costello JF, Luo J, Tomlins SA, Wyatt AW, Dehm SM, Ashworth A, Gilbert LA, Boutros PC, Farh K, Chinnaiyan AM, Maher CA, Small EJ, Quigley DA, Feng FY. The DNA methylation landscape of advanced prostate cancer. Nat Genet. 2020 Jul 13.
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  2. Kwon DH, Zhang L, Quigley DA, Foye A, Chen WS, Wong CK, Feng FY, Bailey A, Huang J, Stuart JM, Friedl V, Weinstein AS, Beer TM, Alumkal JJ, Rettig M, Gleave M, Lara PN, Thomas. Down-regulation of ADRB2 expression is associated with small cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer and adverse clinical outcomes in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2020 Jul 02.
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  3. Cham J, Zhang L, Kwek S, Paciorek A, He T, Fong G, Oh DY, Fong L. Combination immunotherapy induces distinct T-cell repertoire responses when administered to patients with different malignancies. J Immunother Cancer. 2020 May; 8(1).
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  4. Looney TJ, Topacio-Hall D, Lowman G, Conroy J, Morrison C, Oh D, Fong L, Zhang L. TCR Convergence in Individuals Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibition for Cancer. Front Immunol. 2019; 10:2985.
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  5. Greaney SK, Algazi AP, Tsai KK, Takamura KT, Chen L, Twitty CG, Zhang L, Paciorek A, Pierce RH, Le MH, Daud AI, Fong L. Intratumoral Plasmid IL12 Electroporation Therapy in Patients with Advanced Melanoma Induces Systemic and Intratumoral T-cell Responses. Cancer Immunol Res. 2020 02; 8(2):246-254.
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  6. Reimers MA, Yip SM, Zhang L, Cieslik M, Dhawan M, Montgomery B, Wyatt AW, Chi KN, Small EJ, Chinnaiyan AM, Alva AS, Feng FY, Chou J. Clinical Outcomes in Cyclin-dependent Kinase 12 Mutant Advanced Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2020 Mar; 77(3):333-341.
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  7. Lobach I, Kim I, Alekseyenko A, Lobach S, Zhang L. A Simple Approximation to Bias in Gene-Environment Interaction Estimates When a Case Might Not Be the Case. Front Genet. 2019; 10:886.
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  8. Greenland NY, Zhang L, Cowan JE, Carroll PR, Stohr BA, Simko JP. Correlation of a Commercial Genomic Risk Classifier with Histological Patterns in Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2019 07; 202(1):90-95.
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  9. Chen WS, Aggarwal R, Zhang L, Zhao SG, Thomas GV, Beer TM, Quigley DA, Foye A, Playdle D, Huang J, Lloyd P, Lu E, Sun D, Guan X, Rettig M, Gleave M, Evans CP, Youngren J, True L, Lara P, Kothari V, Xia Z, Chi KN, Reiter RE, Maher CA, Feng FY, Small EJ, Alumkal JJ. Genomic Drivers of Poor Prognosis and Enzalutamide Resistance in Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2019 11; 76(5):562-571.
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  10. Aggarwal RR, Quigley DA, Huang J, Zhang L, Beer TM, Rettig MB, Reiter RE, Gleave ME, Thomas GV, Foye A, Playdle D, Lloyd P, Chi KN, Evans CP, Lara PN, Feng FY, Alumkal JJ, Small EJ. Whole-Genome and Transcriptional Analysis of Treatment-Emergent Small-Cell Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer Demonstrates Intraclass Heterogeneity. Mol Cancer Res. 2019 06; 17(6):1235-1240.
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  11. Lobach I, Kim I, Alekseyenko A, Lobach S, Zhang L. A simple approximation to bias in the genetic effect estimates when multiple disease states share a clinical diagnosis. Genet Epidemiol. 2019 07; 43(5):522-531.
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  12. Pai CS, Huang JT, Lu X, Simons DM, Park C, Chang A, Tamaki W, Liu E, Roybal KT, Seagal J, Chen M, Hagihara K, Wei XX, DuPage M, Kwek SS, Oh DY, Daud A, Tsai KK, Wu C, Zhang L, Fasso M, Sachidanandam R, Jayaprakash A, Lin I, Casbon AJ, Kinsbury GA, Fong L. Clonal Deletion of Tumor-Specific T Cells by Interferon-? Confers Therapeutic Resistance to Combination Immune Checkpoint Blockade. Immunity. 2019 02 19; 50(2):477-492.e8.
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  13. Lobach I, Sampson J, Lobach S, Alekseyenko A, Piryatinska A, He T, Zhang L. A simple approximation to the bias of gene-environment interactions in case-control studies with silent disease. Genet Epidemiol. 2019 04; 43(3):292-299.
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  14. Quigley DA, Dang HX, Zhao SG, Lloyd P, Aggarwal R, Alumkal JJ, Foye A, Kothari V, Perry MD, Bailey AM, Playdle D, Barnard TJ, Zhang L, Zhang J, Youngren JF, Cieslik MP, Parolia A, Beer TM, Thomas G, Chi KN, Gleave M, Lack NA, Zoubeidi A, Reiter RE, Rettig MB, Witte O, Ryan CJ, Fong L, Kim W, Friedlander T, Chou J, Li H, Das R, Li H, Moussavi-Baygi R, Goodarzi H, Gilbert LA, Lara PN, Evans CP, Goldstein TC, Stuart JM, Tomlins SA, Spratt DE, Cheetham RK, Cheng DT, Farh K, Gehring JS, Hakenberg J, Liao A, Febbo PG, Shon J, Sickler B, Batzoglou S, Knudsen KE, He HH, Huang J, Wyatt AW, Dehm SM, Ashworth A, Chinnaiyan AM, Maher CA, Small EJ, Feng FY. Genomic Hallmarks and Structural Variation in Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Cell. 2018 10 18; 175(3):889.
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  15. Hagihara K, Chan S, Zhang L, Oh DY, Wei XX, Simko J, Fong L. Neoadjuvant sipuleucel-T induces both Th1 activation and immune regulation in localized prostate cancer. Oncoimmunology. 2019; 8(1):e1486953.
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  16. Lobach I, Sampson J, Alekseyenko A, Lobach S, Zhang L. Case-control studies of gene-environment interactions. When a case might not be the case. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0201140.
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  17. Aggarwal R, Huang J, Alumkal JJ, Zhang L, Feng FY, Thomas GV, Weinstein AS, Friedl V, Zhang C, Witte ON, Lloyd P, Gleave M, Evans CP, Youngren J, Beer TM, Rettig M, Wong CK, True L, Foye A, Playdle D, Ryan CJ, Lara P, Chi KN, Uzunangelov V, Sokolov A, Newton Y, Beltran H, Demichelis F, Rubin MA, Stuart JM, Small EJ. Clinical and Genomic Characterization of Treatment-Emergent Small-Cell Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer: A Multi-institutional Prospective Study. J Clin Oncol. 2018 08 20; 36(24):2492-2503.
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  18. Lobach I, Sampson J, Lobach S, Zhang L. Gene-environment interactions in case-control studies with silent disease. Genet Epidemiol. 2018 09; 42(6):551-558.
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  19. Wei XX, Perry J, Chang E, Zhang L, Hiatt RA, Ryan CJ, Small EJ, Fong L. Clinical Variables Associated With Overall Survival in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Sipuleucel-T Immunotherapy. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2018 06; 16(3):184-190.e2.
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  20. Zhang L, Cham J, Paciorek A, Trager J, Sheikh N, Fong L. 3D: diversity, dynamics, differential testing - a proposed pipeline for analysis of next-generation sequencing T cell repertoire data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2017 Feb 27; 18(1):129.
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