Dr. Ai's research focuses on identifying aberrant signaling pathway in high-risk precancerous lesions, tumor progression and carcinogenesis of breast cancer and head & neck cancer.
Titles and Roles
- Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Research Program
- Cell and Molecular Biology
Di (Andy) Ai, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ai is a board certified pathologist with an emphasis in breast and head and neck pathology.
Dr. Ai is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He holds professional memberships with American Society of Clinical Pathologist, College of American Pathologists, Chinese American Pathologists Association and Georgia Association of Pathology.
Dr. Ai earned his MD and completed his internal medicine residency at Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, China. He received his PhD from Texas A&M Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. At The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Ai completed extensive postdoctoral training with a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Cardiology, a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology and PeriOperative Medicine, and a surgical pathology fellowship and a breast pathology fellowship in the Department of Pathology. He completed his pathology residency at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas.
Dr. Ai's research focuses on identifying aberrant signaling pathway in high-risk precancerous lesions, tumor progression and carcinogenesis of breast cancer and head & neck cancer. His other research interest includes gene regulation, epigenetics in craniofacial development and head & neck carcinogenesis.
Dr. Ai has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.
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Dr. Ai's recent awards and honors include:
- TSP Educational Foundation Scholarship, Texas Society of Pathologists, 2017
- Research Travel Award, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 2017
- The Highest Ranked Breast Pathology Abstract Award, International Society of Breast Pathology, 2016
- Research Travel Award, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 2016
- Travel Award Winner, The 1st São Paulo School of Translational Sciences Conference, A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, 2010
- Trainee Excellence Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2009
- Fellowship Training Grant, American Heart Association, 2008-2010