Jimmie Ye, PhD

Associate Professor

The Ye lab is interested in how the interaction between genetics and environment affect human variation at the level of molecular phenotypes. To study these interactions, the lab couples high-throughput sequencing approaches that measure cellular response under environmental challenges with population genetics where such measurements are collected and analyzed across large patient cohorts. The lab develops novel experimental approaches that enable the large-scale collection of functional genomic data en masse and computational approaches that translate the data into novel biological insights. This approach is used to initially study primary human immune cells in both healthy and diseased patients to understand host pathogen interactions and its role in autoimmunity.
Education
Postdoc, 2014 - Cell Circuits Program, Broad Institute
PhD, 2009 - Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, University of California San Diego
BS, 2002 - Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley
BS, 2002 - Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California Berkeley
Websites
Publications
  1. Somebang K, Rudolph J, Imhof I, Li L, Niemi EC, Shigenaga J, Tran H, Gill TM, Lo I, Zabel BA, Schmajuk G, Wipke BT, Gyoneva S, Jandreski L, Craft M, Benedetto G, Plowey ED, Charo I, Campbell J, Ye CJ, Panter SS, Nakamura MC, Eckalbar W, Hsieh CL. CCR2 deficiency alters activation of microglia subsets in traumatic brain injury. 2021. PMID: 34551293


  2. Hwang B, Lee DS, Tamaki W, Sun Y, Ogorodnikov A, Hartoularos GC, Winters A, Yeung BZ, Nazor KL, Song YS, Chow ED, Spitzer MH, Ye CJ. SCITO-seq: single-cell combinatorial indexed cytometry sequencing. 2021. PMID: 34354295


  3. Combes AJ, Courau T, Kuhn NF, Hu KH, Ray A, Chen WS, Chew NW, Cleary SJ, Kushnoor D, Reeder GC, Shen A, Tsui J, Hiam-Galvez KJ, Muñoz-Sandoval P, Zhu WS, Lee DS, Sun Y, You R, Magnen M, Rodriguez L, Im KW, Serwas NK, Leligdowicz A, Zamecnik CR, Loudermilk RP, Wilson MR, Ye CJ, Fragiadakis GK, Looney MR, Chan V, Ward A, Carrillo S, UCSF COMET Consortium , Matthay M, Erle DJ, Woodruff PG, Langelier C, Kangelaris K, Hendrickson CM, Calfee C, Rao AA, Krummel MF. Publisher Correction: Global absence and targeting of protective immune states in severe COVID-19. 2021. PMID: 34341540


  4. Wang VE, Blaser BW, Patel RK, Behbehani GK, Rao AA, Durbin-Johnson B, Jiang T, Logan AC, Settles M, Mannis GN, Olin R, Damon LE, Martin TG, Sayre PH, Gaensler KM, McMahon E, Flanders M, Weinberg V, Ye CJ, Carbone DP, Munster PN, Fragiadakis GK, McCormick F, Andreadis C. Inhibition of MET Signaling with Ficlatuzumab in Combination with Chemotherapy in Refractory AML: Clinical Outcomes and High-Dimensional Analysis. 2021. PMID: 34514432


  5. Gordon MG, Inoue F, Martin B, Schubach M, Agarwal V, Whalen S, Feng S, Zhao J, Ashuach T, Ziffra R, Kreimer A, Georgakopoulos-Soares I, Yosef N, Ye CJ, Pollard KS, Shendure J, Kircher M, Ahituv N. Author Correction: lentiMPRA and MPRAflow for high-throughput functional characterization of gene regulatory elements. 2020. PMID: 33128032


  6. Hendley AM, Rao AA, Leonhardt L, Ashe S, Smith JA, Giacometti S, Peng XL, Jiang H, Berrios D, Pawlak M, Li LY, Lee J, Collisson EA, Anderson MS, Fragiadakis GK, Yeh JJ, Chun JY, Kim GE, Weaver VM, Hebrok M. Single cell transcriptome analysis defines heterogeneity of the murine pancreatic ductal tree. 2021. PMID: 34009124


  7. Bautista JL, Cramer NT, Miller CN, Chavez J, Berrios DI, Byrnes LE, Germino J, Ntranos V, Sneddon JB, Burt TD, Gardner JM, Ye CJ, Anderson MS, Parent AV. Single-cell transcriptional profiling of human thymic stroma uncovers novel cellular heterogeneity in the thymic medulla. 2021. PMID: 33597545


  8. Combes AJ, Courau T, Kuhn NF, Hu KH, Ray A, Chen WS, Chew NW, Cleary SJ, Kushnoor D, Reeder GC, Shen A, Tsui J, Hiam-Galvez KJ, Muñoz-Sandoval P, Zhu WS, Lee DS, Sun Y, You R, Magnen M, Rodriguez L, Im KW, Serwas NK, Leligdowicz A, Zamecnik CR, Loudermilk RP, Wilson MR, Ye CJ, Fragiadakis GK, Looney MR, Chan V, Ward A, Carrillo S. Global absence and targeting of protective immune states in severe COVID-19. 2021. PMID: 33494096


  9. Bunis DG, Bronevetsky Y, Krow-Lucal E, Bhakta NR, Kim CC, Nerella S, Jones N, Mendoza VF, Bryson YJ, Gern JE, Rutishauser RL, Ye CJ, Sirota M, McCune JM, Burt TD. Single-Cell Mapping of Progressive Fetal-to-Adult Transition in Human Naive T Cells. 2021. PMID: 33406429


  10. Whitman JD, Hiatt J, Mowery CT, Shy BR, Yu R, Yamamoto TN, Rathore U, Goldgof GM, Whitty C, Woo JM, Gallman AE, Miller TE, Levine AG, Nguyen DN, Bapat SP, Balcerek J, Bylsma SA, Lyons AM, Li S, Wong AW, Gillis-Buck EM, Steinhart ZB, Lee Y, Apathy R, Lipke MJ, Smith JA, Zheng T, Boothby IC, Isaza E, Chan J, Acenas DD, Lee J, Macrae TA, Kyaw TS, Wu D, Ng DL, Gu W, York VA, Eskandarian HA, Callaway PC, Warrier L, Moreno ME, Levan J, Torres L, Farrington LA, Loudermilk RP, Koshal K, Zorn KC, Garcia-Beltran WF, Yang D, Astudillo MG, Bernstein BE, Gelfand JA, Ryan ET, Charles RC, Iafrate AJ, Lennerz JK, Miller S, Chiu CY, Stramer SL, Wilson MR, Manglik A, Ye CJ, Krogan NJ, Anderson MS, Cyster JG, Ernst JD, Wu AHB, Lynch KL, Bern C, Hsu PD, Marson A. Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 serology assays reveals a range of test performance. 2020. PMID: 32855547


  11. Gordon MG, Inoue F, Martin B, Schubach M, Agarwal V, Whalen S, Feng S, Zhao J, Ashuach T, Ziffra R, Kreimer A, Georgakopoulous-Soares I, Yosef N, Ye CJ, Pollard KS, Shendure J, Kircher M, Ahituv N. lentiMPRA and MPRAflow for high-throughput functional characterization of gene regulatory elements. 2020. PMID: 32641802


  12. Oh DY, Kwek SS, Raju SS, Li T, McCarthy E, Chow E, Aran D, Ilano A, Pai CS, Rancan C, Allaire K, Burra A, Sun Y, Spitzer MH, Mangul S, Porten S, Meng MV, Friedlander TW, Ye CJ, Fong L. Intratumoral CD4+ T Cells Mediate Anti-tumor Cytotoxicity in Human Bladder Cancer. 2020. PMID: 32497499


  13. Whitman JD, Hiatt J, Mowery CT, Shy BR, Yu R, Yamamoto TN, Rathore U, Goldgof GM, Whitty C, Woo JM, Gallman AE, Miller TE, Levine AG, Nguyen DN, Bapat SP, Balcerek J, Bylsma SA, Lyons AM, Li S, Wong AW, Gillis-Buck EM, Steinhart ZB, Lee Y, Apathy R, Lipke MJ, Smith JA, Zheng T, Boothby IC, Isaza E, Chan J, Acenas DD, Lee J, Macrae TA, Kyaw TS, Wu D, Ng DL, Gu W, York VA, Eskandarian HA, Callaway PC, Warrier L, Moreno ME, Levan J, Torres L, Farrington LA, Loudermilk R, Koshal K, Zorn KC, Garcia-Beltran WF, Yang D, Astudillo MG, Bernstein BE, Gelfand JA, Ryan ET, Charles RC, Iafrate AJ, Lennerz JK, Miller S, Chiu CY, Stramer SL, Wilson MR, Manglik A, Ye CJ, Krogan NJ, Anderson MS, Cyster JG, Ernst JD, Wu AHB, Lynch KL, Bern C, Hsu PD, Marson A. Test performance evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 serological assays. 2020. PMID: 32511497


  14. Roth TL, Li PJ, Blaeschke F, Nies JF, Apathy R, Mowery C, Yu R, Nguyen MLT, Lee Y, Truong A, Hiatt J, Wu D, Nguyen DN, Goodman D, Bluestone JA, Ye CJ, Roybal K, Shifrut E, Marson A. Pooled Knockin Targeting for Genome Engineering of Cellular Immunotherapies. 2020. PMID: 32302591


  15. DeTomaso D, Jones MG, Subramaniam M, Ashuach T, Ye CJ, Yosef N. Functional interpretation of single cell similarity maps. 2019. PMID: 31558714


  16. Hernandez RD, Uricchio LH, Hartman K, Ye C, Dahl A, Zaitlen N. Ultrarare variants drive substantial cis heritability of human gene expression. 2019. PMID: 31477931


  17. Garske KM, Pan DZ, Miao Z, Bhagat YV, Comenho C, Robles CR, Benhammou JN, Alvarez M, Ko A, Ye CJ, Pisegna JR, Mohlke KL, Sinsheimer JS, Laakso M, Pajukanta P. Reverse gene-environment interaction approach to identify variants influencing body-mass index in humans. 2019. PMID: 31538139


  18. Binnewies M, Mujal AM, Pollack JL, Combes AJ, Hardison EA, Barry KC, Tsui J, Ruhland MK, Kersten K, Abushawish MA, Spasic M, Giurintano JP, Chan V, Daud AI, Ha P, Ye CJ, Roberts EW, Krummel MF. Unleashing Type-2 Dendritic Cells to Drive Protective Antitumor CD4+ T Cell Immunity. 2019. PMID: 30955881


  19. Lun ATL, Riesenfeld S, Andrews T, Dao TP, Gomes T. EmptyDrops: distinguishing cells from empty droplets in droplet-based single-cell RNA sequencing data. 2019. PMID: 30902100


  20. Ye CJ, Chen J, Villani AC, Gate RE, Subramaniam M, Bhangale T, Lee MN, Raj T, Raychowdhury R, Li W, Rogel N, Simmons S, Imboywa SH, Chipendo PI, McCabe C, Lee MH, Frohlich IY, Stranger BE, De Jager PL, Regev A, Behrens T, Hacohen N. Genetic analysis of isoform usage in the human anti-viral response reveals influenza-specific regulation of ERAP2 transcripts under balancing selection. Volume 28 of Issue 12. 2018. PMID: 30446528


  21. Byrnes LE, Wong DM, Subramaniam M, Meyer NP, Gilchrist CL, Knox SM, Tward AD, Ye CJ, Sneddon JB. Lineage dynamics of murine pancreatic development at single-cell resolution. Volume 9 of Issue 1. 2018. PMID: 30254276


  22. Gate RE, Cheng CS, Aiden AP, Siba A, Tabaka M, Lituiev D, Machol I, Gordon MG, Subramaniam M, Shamim M, Hougen KL, Wortman I, Huang SC, Durand NC, Feng T, De Jager PL, Chang HY, Aiden EL, Benoist C, Beer MA, Ye CJ, Regev A. Genetic determinants of co-accessible chromatin regions in activated T cells across humans. Volume 50 of Issue 8. 2018. PMID: 29988122


  23. Simeonov DR, Gowen BG, Boontanrart M, Roth TL, Gagnon JD, Mumbach MR, Satpathy AT, Lee Y, Bray NL, Chan AY, Lituiev DS, Nguyen ML, Gate RE, Subramaniam M, Li Z, Woo JM, Mitros T, Ray GJ, Curie GL, Naddaf N, Chu JS, Ma H, Boyer E, Van Gool F, Huang H, Liu R, Tobin VR, Schumann K, Daly MJ, Farh KK, Ansel KM, Ye CJ, Greenleaf WJ, Anderson MS, Bluestone JA, Chang HY, Corn JE, Marson A. Author Correction: Discovery of stimulation-responsive immune enhancers with CRISPR activation. Volume 559 of Issue 7715. 2018. PMID: 29899441


  24. Rodda LB, Lu E, Bennett ML, Sokol CL, Wang X, Luther SA, Barres BA, Luster AD, Ye CJ, Cyster JG. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Lymph Node Stromal Cells Reveals Niche-Associated Heterogeneity. Volume 48 of Issue 5. 2018. PMID: 29752062


  25. Kang HM, Subramaniam M, Targ S, Nguyen M, Maliskova L, McCarthy E, Wan E, Wong S, Byrnes L, Lanata CM, Gate RE, Mostafavi S, Marson A, Zaitlen N, Criswell LA, Ye CJ. Multiplexed droplet single-cell RNA-sequencing using natural genetic variation. Volume 36 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 29227470


  26. Park DS, Eskin I, Kang EY, Gamazon ER, Eng C, Gignoux CR, Galanter JM, Burchard E, Ye CJ, Aschard H, Eskin E, Halperin E, Zaitlen N. An ancestry-based approach for detecting interactions. Volume 42 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 29114909


  27. Wilentzik R, Ye CJ, Gat-Viks I. Reconstructing the Molecular Function of Genetic Variation in Regulatory Networks. Volume 207 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 29046401


  28. Aschard H, Guillemot V, Vilhjalmsson B, Patel CJ, Skurnik D, Ye CJ, Wolpin B, Kraft P, Zaitlen N. Covariate selection for association screening in multiphenotype genetic studies. Volume 49 of Issue 12. 2017. PMID: 29038595


  29. Simeonov DR, Gowen BG, Boontanrart M, Roth TL, Gagnon JD, Mumbach MR, Satpathy AT, Lee Y, Bray NL, Chan AY, Lituiev DS, Nguyen ML, Gate RE, Subramaniam M, Li Z, Woo JM, Mitros T, Ray GJ, Curie GL, Naddaf N, Chu JS, Ma H, Boyer E, Van Gool F, Huang H, Liu R, Tobin VR, Schumann K, Daly MJ, Farh KK, Ansel KM, Ye CJ, Greenleaf WJ, Anderson MS, Bluestone JA, Chang HY, Corn JE, Marson A. Discovery of stimulation-responsive immune enhancers with CRISPR activation. Volume 549 of Issue 7670. 2017. PMID: 28854172


  30. Rupp LJ, Schumann K, Roybal KT, Gate RE, Ye CJ, Lim WA, Marson A. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated PD-1 disruption enhances anti-tumor efficacy of human chimeric antigen receptor T cells. Volume 7 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 28389661


  31. Van Dyken SJ, Nussbaum JC, Lee J, Molofsky AB, Liang HE, Pollack JL, Gate RE, Haliburton GE, Ye CJ, Marson A, Erle DJ, Locksley RM. A tissue checkpoint regulates type 2 immunity. Volume 17 of Issue 12. 2016. PMID: 27749840


  32. Brown BC, Ye CJ, Price AL, Zaitlen N. Transethnic Genetic-Correlation Estimates from Summary Statistics. Volume 99 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 27321947


  33. Uricchio LH, Zaitlen NA, Ye CJ, Witte JS, Hernandez RD. Selection and explosive growth alter genetic architecture and hamper the detection of causal rare variants. Volume 26 of Issue 7. 2016. PMID: 27197206


  34. Mostafavi S, Yoshida H, Moodley D, LeBoité H, Rothamel K, Raj T, Ye CJ, Chevrier N, Zhang SY, Feng T, Lee M, Casanova JL, Clark JD, Hegen M, Telliez JB, Hacohen N, De Jager PL, Regev A, Mathis D, Benoist C. Parsing the Interferon Transcriptional Network and Its Disease Associations. Volume 164 of Issue 3. 2016. PMID: 26824662


  35. Schumann K, Lin S, Boyer E, Simeonov DR, Subramaniam M, Gate RE, Haliburton GE, Ye CJ, Bluestone JA, Doudna JA, Marson A. Generation of knock-in primary human T cells using Cas9 ribonucleoproteins. Volume 112 of Issue 33. 2015. PMID: 26216948


  36. Parnas O, Jovanovic M, Eisenhaure TM, Herbst RH, Dixit A, Ye CJ, Przybylski D, Platt RJ, Tirosh I, Sanjana NE, Shalem O, Satija R, Raychowdhury R, Mertins P, Carr SA, Zhang F, Hacohen N, Regev A. A Genome-wide CRISPR Screen in Primary Immune Cells to Dissect Regulatory Networks. Volume 162 of Issue 3. 2015. PMID: 26189680


  37. Ye CJ, Feng T, Kwon HK, Raj T, Wilson MT, Asinovski N, McCabe C, Lee MH, Frohlich I, Paik HI, Zaitlen N, Hacohen N, Stranger B, De Jager P, Mathis D, Regev A, Benoist C. Intersection of population variation and autoimmunity genetics in human T cell activation. Volume 345 of Issue 6202. 2014. PMID: 25214635


  38. Raj T, Rothamel K, Mostafavi S, Ye C, Lee MN, Replogle JM, Feng T, Lee M, Asinovski N, Frohlich I, Imboywa S, Von Korff A, Okada Y, Patsopoulos NA, Davis S, McCabe C, Paik HI, Srivastava GP, Raychaudhuri S, Hafler DA, Koller D, Regev A, Hacohen N, Mathis D, Benoist C, Stranger BE, De Jager PL. Polarization of the effects of autoimmune and neurodegenerative risk alleles in leukocytes. Volume 344 of Issue 6183. 2014. PMID: 24786080


  39. Joo JW, Sul JH, Han B, Ye C, Eskin E. Effectively identifying regulatory hotspots while capturing expression heterogeneity in gene expression studies. Volume 15 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 24708878


  40. Lee MN, Ye C, Villani AC, Raj T, Li W, Eisenhaure TM, Imboywa SH, Chipendo PI, Ran FA, Slowikowski K, Ward LD, Raddassi K, McCabe C, Lee MH, Frohlich IY, Hafler DA, Kellis M, Raychaudhuri S, Zhang F, Stranger BE, Benoist CO, De Jager PL, Regev A, Hacohen N. Common genetic variants modulate pathogen-sensing responses in human dendritic cells. Volume 343 of Issue 6175. 2014. PMID: 24604203


  41. Sul JH, Han B, Ye C, Choi T, Eskin E. Effectively identifying eQTLs from multiple tissues by combining mixed model and meta-analytic approaches. Volume 9 of Issue 6. 2013. PMID: 23785294


  42. Kirby A, Gnirke A, Jaffe DB, Barešová V, Pochet N, Blumenstiel B, Ye C, Aird D, Stevens C, Robinson JT, Cabili MN, Gat-Viks I, Kelliher E, Daza R, DeFelice M, Hulková H, Sovová J, Vylet'al P, Antignac C, Guttman M, Handsaker RE, Perrin D, Steelman S, Sigurdsson S, Scheinman SJ, Sougnez C, Cibulskis K, Parkin M, Green T, Rossin E, Zody MC, Xavier RJ, Pollak MR, Alper SL, Lindblad-Toh K, Gabriel S, Hart PS, Regev A, Nusbaum C, Kmoch S, Bleyer AJ, Lander ES, Daly MJ. Mutations causing medullary cystic kidney disease type 1 lie in a large VNTR in MUC1 missed by massively parallel sequencing. Volume 45 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23396133


  43. Friese RS, Ye C, Nievergelt CM, Schork AJ, Mahapatra NR, Rao F, Napolitan PS, Waalen J, Ehret GB, Munroe PB, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Eskin E, O'Connor DT. Integrated computational and experimental analysis of the neuroendocrine transcriptome in genetic hypertension identifies novel control points for the cardiometabolic syndrome. Volume 5 of Issue 4. 2012. PMID: 22670052


  44. Furlotte NA, Kang HM, Ye C, Eskin E. Mixed-model coexpression: calculating gene coexpression while accounting for expression heterogeneity. Volume 27 of Issue 13. 2011. PMID: 21685083


  45. Kang EY, Ye C, Shpitser I, Eskin E. Detecting the presence and absence of causal relationships between expression of yeast genes with very few samples. Volume 17 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 20377462


  46. Ye C, Galbraith SJ, Liao JC, Eskin E. Using network component analysis to dissect regulatory networks mediated by transcription factors in yeast. Volume 5 of Issue 3. 2009. PMID: 19300475


  47. Bashir A, Ye C, Price AL, Bafna V. Orthologous repeats and mammalian phylogenetic inference. Volume 15 of Issue 7. 2005. PMID: 15998912


  48. Tompa M, Li N, Bailey TL, Church GM, De Moor B, Eskin E, Favorov AV, Frith MC, Fu Y, Kent WJ, Makeev VJ, Mironov AA, Noble WS, Pavesi G, Pesole G, Régnier M, Simonis N, Sinha S, Thijs G, van Helden J, Vandenbogaert M, Weng Z, Workman C, Ye C, Zhu Z. Assessing computational tools for the discovery of transcription factor binding sites. Volume 23 of Issue 1. 2005. PMID: 15637633