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EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (Doctor of Philosophy) 2010 Cancer BiologyFudan University, Shanghai, China (Bachelor of Science) 2004 Biological ScienceResearch Experience2016.9-present Assistant ProfessorDepartment 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.2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Laboratory of Craig B. Thompson, M.D.2005-2010 Graduate Student Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University (2005-2006) and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2006-2010), Laboratory of Constantinos Koumenis, Ph.D Dissertation: THE ROLE OF THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ATF4 IN TUMOR PROGRESSION UNDER NUTRIENT DEPRIVATION AND HYPOXIA
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.