Ye Lab

Yi Ye PhD, MS, MBA 

Yi Ye PhD, MS, MBA

Assistant Professor
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associate Director
Clinical Research Operations
NYU Dentistry Translational Research Center


Dr. Ye seeks to understand the neurobiological basis of oral cancer pain. Much of her research is focused on oral cancer carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The long-term goal of her research is to develop novel therapies that target mechanisms common to both tumor progression and cancer pain. Her pursuit of research on pain blossomed from her PhD dissertation work investigating how primary afferent neurons respond to thermal and mechanical stimuli during the development of inflammation and in the context of inflammation. After completing her PhD training at the University of Wyoming, she undertook postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco and NYU where she investigated peripheral mechanisms of oral cancer pain. To enhance her skills in translational research and research management, she earned a masters degree in Clinical Research as well as a masters degree in Business Administration at NYU. Dr. Ye was appointed to a faculty position at NYU Dentistry in 2015. Her research has been funded by the NIH, scientific research foundations, and NYU intramural funds. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals and featured on three journal covers. Dr. Ye was honored with the Young Investigator Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain, the KL2 scholar award from NIH-NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the Whitehead fellowship from NYU.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.