Nelson S. Yee

pancreatic cancer, biomarkers, targeted therapy, zebrafish, development


Nelson S. Yee, M.D., Ph.D., R.Ph. is a physician-scientist at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, where he is Attending Physician of Medicine in Medical Oncology and he specializes in treating patients with cancers of digestive organs. He is Director of Laboratory of Pancreatic Development and Cancer, and his research focuses on developmental biology and genetics of exocrine pancreas in zebrafish and translating developmental regulators into biomarkers and targets for drug discovery in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Dr. Yee received undergraduate education at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He then pursued medical education and graduate training at Cornell University Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. At Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he underwent clinical training in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. Currently, Dr. Yee is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.