Xin CaiPrincipal Investigator 
AB/AM Harvard University (Jack Szostak)MD/PhD UT Southwestern Medical Center (Zhijian James Chen)Residency/ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Craig Thompson)postdoc

Xin received his BA in Chemistry and Physics and MA in Chemistry from Harvard, followed by his MD/PhD from UT Southwestern where his work elucidated mechanisms of innate immune and inflammasome signaling.  He then completed his Radiation Oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he also completed a postdoc  studying cancer metabolism.  For his research, he has been awarded the HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship, ABR Holman Research Pathway Fellow, and the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.  Xin returned to UTSW as faculty in 2023.  In addition to running a lab that studies metabolic signaling, he also sees patients as part of the central nervous system (CNS) disease-oriented team in the Radiation Oncology clinic.

Gurveer KaurResearch Technician
B.S. Southern Methodist University

Gurveer earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Math from Southern Methodist University in 2019. After working in civil engineering consulting for 3.5 years, she decided to pursue a career change in a more healthcare focused field. Outside of working and studying, she enjoys going to yoga classes, reading different books, going to concerts (she’s a big Taylor Swift and Harry Styles fan), and spending time with her friends and family.

Kha VuUndergraduate Student

I am Kha Vu, a neuroscience student at Texas Christian University. Originally from Saigon, Vietnam, I have embarked on a journey across various American states, from NYC and NJ to Texas.

I am pursuing a pre-medicine track with the aspiration of becoming a physician with a goal to bring much-needed healthcare to underserved communities in third-world countries, where access to medical care is limited. At TCU, I serve as the president of The Art and Science of Medicine club, where we come together to explore the intersection of mindfulness, narrative medicine, and the science of meditation.

Outside studying, I indulge in my hobbies. I have a profound love for books. Additionally, I like to explore museums and nature. I find great joy in hiking, connecting with the outdoors, and embracing the serenity it provides.

We are recruiting graduate students and postdocs passionate about cancer and cell biology!