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Sheue-yann Cheng

Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CCR
National Cancer Institute
United States of America


Dr. Sheue-yann Cheng obtained her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. She received her postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. She joined the NCI as a senior investigator in 1979 and was promoted to Section Chief in 1991. Dr. Cheng is a recipient of the NIH Merit Award for outstanding achievements, the Scientific Achievement Award from the Chinese Medical and Health Association, the Charles Harkin Award of the NCI, the Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Lectureship Award of the American Thyroid Association, and the Abbott Thyroid Research Clinical Fellowship Mentor Award of The Endocrine Society. She served as a regular member of the NIH Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology Study Session and as an advisor for Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholars. Currently she is a Women Scientist Advisor of the Center of Cancer Research, NCI and is on the Editorial Boards of several prominent journals. Dr. Cheng research focuses on understanding the biology and molecular actions of thyroid hormone receptors in health and disease. Dr. Cheng describes her current research below.

Research Interest

Gene regulation, mutant receptors, thyroid disease, metastatic thyroid cancer, molecular targeting, mouse models, elucidation of altered signaling pathways in metastatic thyroid cancer to understand the molecular genetics underlying thyroid carcinogenesis, Thyroid Hormone Receptor (TR) Mutants: Molecular Actions and Roles in Disease, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

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