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John S Yi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Office: 915 S. Lasalle Street, 204 Sorf (Bldg. 41) Box 2926, Durham, NC 27710

I am an immunologist, with a focus to characterize the immune system in response to infectious and non-infectious diseases including cancer, HIV, autoimmune disease, and transplantation. My goals are to identify novel biomarkers/immune signatures that clinicians can utilize to diagnosis, predict disease outcomes, and determine patients' response to treatment. 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama Birmingham, 2010

Publications

Gaillard, Stephanie, John Yi, Chelsae Dumbauld, Jessie Ehrisman, Andrew Berchuck, and Kent Weinhold. “Evaluating the Repertoire of Immune Checkpoint Markers Expressed Within Ovarian Cancers.” Journal of Womens Health 25, no. 9 (September 1, 2016): 962–962.

Scholars@Duke

Yi, John S., Melissa A. Russo, Kent J. Weinhold, and Jeffrey T. Guptill. “Adaptive immune response to therapy in hmgcr autoantibody myopathy.” Muscle Nerve 53, no. 2 (February 2016): 313–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.24947.

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Snyder, Laurie D., Cliburn Chan, Darongsae Kwon, John S. Yi, Jessica A. Martissa, C Ashley Finlen Copeland, Robyn J. Osborne, Sara D. Sparks, Scott M. Palmer, and Kent J. Weinhold. “Polyfunctional T-Cell Signatures to Predict Protection from Cytomegalovirus after Lung Transplantation.” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 78–85. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201504-0733OC.

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Abedini-Nassab, Roozbeh, Daniel Y. Joh, Melissa A. Van Heest, John S. Yi, Cody Baker, Zohreh Taherifard, David M. Margolis, et al. “Characterizing the Switching Thresholds of Magnetophoretic Transistors.” Adv Mater 27, no. 40 (October 28, 2015): 6176–80. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201502352.

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Guptill, J. T., V. C. Juel, J. M. Massey, A. C. Anderson, J. S. Yi, M. Chopra, and J. F. Howard. “EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC PLASMA EXCHANGE ON IMMUNOGLOBULINS.” In Muscle & Nerve, 52:S140–S140. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Dunphy, Frank, John Yi, Mark Onaitis, Robyn Osborne, David Harpole, Jeffrey Crawford, Thomas D’Amico, Kent Weinhold, and Neal Ready. “Immunophenotyping of Circulating T Cells and TILs with Chemotherapy and Phased Ipilimumab in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.” In Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 10:S356–57. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2015.

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Hobson-Webb, L. D., J. T. Guptill, M. A. Russo, A. C. Anderson, J. M. Massey, K. Gable, V. C. Juel, E. W. Massey, D. B. Sanders, and J. S. Yi. “T CELL REACTIVITY IN INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS (IBM).” In Muscle & Nerve, 52:S11–S11. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Guptill, Jeffrey T., John S. Yi, Donald B. Sanders, Amanda C. Guidon, Vern C. Juel, Janice M. Massey, James F. Howard, et al. “Characterization of B cells in muscle-specific kinase antibody myasthenia gravis.” Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2, no. 2 (April 2015): e77. https://doi.org/10.1212/NXI.0000000000000077.

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Snyder, L. D., C. Chan, D. Kwon, J. Yi, J. A. Martissa, CA Finlen Copeland, R. Osborne, S. D. Sparks, S. M. Palmer, and K. J. Weinhold. “Polyfunctional T Cell Immunity Predicts Cytomegalovirus Infection After Lung Transplant.” In American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 191. AMER THORACIC SOC, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Yi, J. S., D. B. Sanders, J. M. Massey, V. C. Juel, K. J. Weinhold, and J. T. Guptill. “COMPARISON OF B10 CELLS IN IMMUNOSLTPPRESSED AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSION NAIVE ACHR plus MG.” In Muscle & Nerve, 50:716–716. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014.

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