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Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Genomics
I am a physician-scientist who has trained in genome science. My research has focused on mechanisms that coordinate the activities of large number of genes in cell fate control. We made a series of discoveries that introduced the important and pervasive roles of long noncoding RNAs in biological regulation. My group has substantial experience in epigenetics and RNA biology, including invention of new methods for epigenomic profiling, map RNA occupancy on chromatin, and define RNA structures genome-wide. My group pioneered methods to identify key regulators of large-scale transcriptional programs; these methods have been highly fruitful for studies of development, cancer, and aging. The long term goal of my laboratory is to decipher the regulatory information in the human genome for disease diagnosis and therapy.
Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Pediatrics) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Dr. Alan Cheng received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He then received his M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and graduated with distinction in research in otobiology. Dr. Cheng pursued his residency training in Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Washington. During residency, he undertook a two-year NIH-sponsored research fellowship investigating mechanisms of hair cell degeneration. After residency he sought fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology in Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. Alan Cheng joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University as a surgeon-scientist in 2007. His clinical practice based at the Stanford Ear Institute and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital focuses on otologic diseases including congenital hearing loss and cochlear implantation, and chronic ear diseases in the pediatric population. In parallel, his research program focuses on inner ear hair cell development and regeneration. He has received funding from NIH, Department of Defense, the American Otological Society, and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for this research endeavor.
Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine
Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine, earning a DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MD from Wake Forest University. Completed an internal medicine residency at West Virginia University and an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Stanford, held a faculty appointment at The Ohio State University in the Departments of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital