Assistant Professor



Graduate: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Postdoctoral research: Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Areas of Interest and Expertise

Targeted Immune cell based immunotherapy, Transplantation Immunology


Selected Publications

El-Mallawany NK, Frazer K, Van Vlierberghe P, Ferrando AA, Perkins S, Lim M, Chu Y, and Cairo MS, Pediatric T- and NK-Cell Lymphomas: New Biologic Insights and Treatment Strategies. Blood Cancer Journal, 2012


Satwani P, Bavishi S, Saha A, Zhao F, Ayello J, van de Ven C, Chu Y, Cairo MS Up- regulation of NKG2D ligands in acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells by romidepsin and enhanced in vitro and in vivo natural killer cell cytotoxicity Cytotherapy, 2014


Chu Y, Hochberg J, Yahr A, Ayello J, van de Ven C, Barth M, Czuczman M, Cairo MS Targeting CD20+ Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma by Anti-CD20 CAR mRNA Modified Expanded Natural Killer Cells in vitro and in NSG Mice Cancer Immunology Research,  2015


Chu Y, Flower, A., Cairo MS, Modification of Expanded NK Cells with Chimeric Antigen Receptor mRNA for Adoptive Cellular Therapy. Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer, 2016


Barth MJ, Chu, Y, Hanley P, and Cairo, MS. Immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of childhood, adolescent and young adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma. British Journal of Haematology, 2016