United States of America
University of Pennsylvania (Doctor of Philosophy) 2010 Cancer Biology Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Bachelor of Science) 2004 Biological Science Research Experience 2016.9-present Assistant Professor Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Research interests: The interaction between metabolic stress and chromatin remodeling. 2011-2016 Research Scholar Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Laboratory of Craig B. Thompson, M.D. Research interests: Serine and one-carbon unit metabolism in cancer; Nutrient-sensing mechanisms in mammalian cells.
One hallmark of cancer is that malignant cells modulate metabolic pathways to promote cancer progression. My professional interest is to investigate the causes and consequences of the abnormal metabolic phenotypes of cancer cells in response to microenvironmental stresses such as hypoxia and nutrient deprivation, with the prospect that therapeutic approaches might be developed to target these metabolic pathways to improve cancer treatment.