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    Zeng Mu-Sheng
    Title Professor and Vice-President
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    Prof. Mu-Sheng Zeng is a vice director and professor of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. He gained his Ph.D. degree at Sun Yat-sen University in 1998 and had his Post-doc training in Tennessee State University and New England Medical Center, Tufts University from 1999 to 2003. Prof. Mu-Sheng Zeng moved back to China to start his lab in 2003. In 2014, he was awarded as The Yangtze River Scholar Distinguished Professor from Ministry of Education of China. In 2016, he was awarded as Distinguished Scholar Professor of Guangdong province.

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    Yi-Xin Zeng
    Title Professor and Former President
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    Dr. Yi-Xin Zeng had been the President of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center since 1997 till 2013. He had served as the Director of State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China since 2004. Now he is a professor and president of Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Zeng obtained his PhD and MD at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in 1990. He was elected as member of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2005. He received his post-doc training on molecular mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis in Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo University and University of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1997. He was appointed as a professor of Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences and vice president of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center after he returned to China in 1997. He was elected as Outstanding Young Teacher by Ministry of Education in 2002, Outstanding Young Expert by Ministry of Health in 2006.

    His research is devoted to the pathogenesis of cancer and cancer biotherapy, with a focus on nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), on which he has published over 300 papers in international famous journals including Nature, Nature Genetic and Cancer Research. He has been honored with many awards for his research, including Second Class Award for Natural Science Achievements (National Office for Science and Technology Awards, 2005), He-Liang-He-Li Award for Science and Technology Advancement (2007), Award for Outstanding Science and Technology Achievements in Guangdong Province (the People's Government of Guangdong Province, 2011).

    Currently Dr. Zeng is leading the 863 program (National High Technology Research and Development Program of China) “Molecular Classification and Individualized Therapy for Major Diseases” and 973 program (National Basic Research Program of China) “Research on Mechanisms and Intervene of Oncogenic Virus”.

    He served as the president of International Association of EB Virus and Related Diseases from 2006 to 2008. He is the chief editor of national postgraduate textbook Oncology designed by the Minister of Health, the Editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Cancer and Vice Editor-in-chief of medicine undergraduate textbook Clinical Oncology. He has also acted as the vice president of China Anti-Cancer Association since 2007.

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    Zhu Xiaofeng
    Title Director and Professor
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    Zhu Xiaofeng is the deputy director of the Experimental Research Department and a professor in the State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China. He is also the Director of the Committee of Cancer pharmacology in Guangdong Pharmacological Society, a Standing member of the Committee of Cancer pharmacology in Chinese Pharmacological Society, aStanding member of the Committee of anticancer drug in Chinese association for cancer research, Editorial board member for Chinese Journal of Cancer; Editorial board member for Frontier in Pharmacology and an Advisory board member for Advances in Therapy. His main research interest is Signal transduction in cancer and targeted anticancer drugs.


    He also is at the origin of 8 patents and products such as Shikonin derivatives and their antitumor effect or Houttuyninum compositions and methods for inhibiting the activity of erbB-2 based thereon and was awarded with numerous grants and honours, for example for Targeted therapy for cancer stem cells., 973 program, 4,500,000yuan RMB, from 2012 to 2016.

     

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    Tiebang Kang
    Title Professor, Principle Investigator and Deputy Chair
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    Prof. Tiebang Kang is a deputy chair of Dept of Experimental Research, and a principle investigator and professor of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. He gained his Ph.D. degree at Bielefeld University in 2003 and had his Post-doc training in MD Anderson Cancer Center and Washington University in St. Louis from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Kang moved back to China to start his lab in 2008. Dr. Kang was awarded as a Distinguished Professor from NCSF and Ministry of Education of China in 2011 and 2014, respectively. In 2019, Dr. Kang was awarded as a Distinguished Scholar Professor of Guangdong province.

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    Song Gao
    Title Deputy Director and Professor
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    Dr. Song Gao is professor of structural biology in SYSUCC. Dr. Gao obtained his Bachelor degree in biotechnology at Wuhan University, 2005. He then went to Europe for graduate study and obtained Master degree in Structural proteomics at University of St Andrews in UK, 2006 and Doctor degree with “Summa Cum Laude” at Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC)/Freie Universtät Berlin, Germany, 2011. During his time in Germany, he started to investigate the functional mechanisms of dynamin superfamily. After a short period of postdoc training in MDC, Dr. Gao was granted the National Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts and moved to SYSUCC to start his own research group in 2012. In SYSUCC, Dr. Gao has established a multi-disciplinary research platform which combines structural biology with single-molecule biophysics, biochemistry and cell biology. Dr. Gao is currently supported by several research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China, and Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province. The research of Dr. Gao’s group is focused on (1) Molecular basis of membrane remodelling mediated by dynamin superfamily, and (2) RNA-manipulating enzymes involved in tumorigenesis and metastasis.

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    Fu Li-wu
    Title Professor
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    Li-wu Fu, Ph.D., Professor, Doctoral Supervisor. Prof. Fu obtained his PhD in the field of Cancer Pharmacology from the Sun Yat-sen University and carried out his doctoral research in South Carolina Medical University from 1999 to 2001. 

    Prof. Fu’s field of expertise includes anticancer drug pharmacology, molecular mechanism of anticancer drugs and individual cancer chemotherapy. In recent years, he mainly focused on the study of molecular mechanism of anti-cancer drugs, drug resistance of cancer cells (especially multidrug resistance), the innate resistance of cancer stem cells and the individual cancer chemotherapy. For the excellent work in the research of “Strategies for overcoming ABC-transporters-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) of tumor cells”, Prof. Fu’s team gained the first prize of “Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (CACA) Science and Technology Award” (Ranked first) and the second prize of “Institute of Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements Award” (Natural Science Award) in 2011. 

    As the leader of the research group, he has won the provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological awards for several times, including the “Outstanding young scientific and technological talents award from Ministry of Health”, the “Servier outstanding young workers Pharmacology Award” and the “Ding Ying Science Award” in 2011. 

    Prof. Fu has presided over and successfully completed more than 40 key research projects on national, provincial and ministerial scale and horizontal fund projects. 

    More than 200 research papers have been published and up to 100 papers have been published in high-quality SCI journals, including Cancer Res (6 articles), Oncotarget, Mol Med, Cell Cycle, Eur J Cancer, Mol Cancer Ther, Birth J Parmacol, Biochem Pharmacol , Mol Pharmacol etc. and 10 invention patents have been attained.

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    Liu Qiang
    Title Professor and Deputy director
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    Dr. Qiang Liu is the professor and deputy director of experimental research department of State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. Dr. Liu received his bachelor's degree from Nanjing University in China in 1989, his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and his M.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. He completed his residency training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. In 2004, Dr. Liu served as Principal Investigator on research grants about Aurora-A in cell division from the National National Institutes of Health in Harvard Medical School. 

    He then joined the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center as a Professor through “Hundred Talents Program” of Sun Yat-Sen University in June 2005. Dr. Liu was awarded Innovation of Science and Technology Talent of Science and Technology Ministry(PRC, 2014), Innovation Team Leaders of the Education Ministry (PRC, 2013), Outstanding Mid-Aged Expert of the Public Health Ministry (PRC, 2012),Chief Scientist of Major State Basic Research Development Program (973 program, PRC, 2012), The Second Prize of Science of China Anti-Cancer Association (PRC, 2012), Fellow of American Institution of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, 2012), and Key Program of National Natural Science Funds (PRC, 2011) etc. Dr. Liu has published more than 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nat Commun (2014), Autophagy (2012), J Clin Oncol (2010, cover story) etc.

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    Wang Hui-Yun
    Title Professor, Director of Lab. of Bionomics and Tumor Marker
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    Dr. Hui-Yun Wang is a professor in Basic Oncology and Director of Laboratory of Bionomics and Tumor Marker, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. He obtained his Bachelor in Medicine (equivalent to MD in the US) at Hengyang Medical College in 1982, and PhD at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), China, in 1997, when he was appointed as Vice Director of Department of Tumor Pathology, Cancer Institute, SUMS. In 1990’s, he proposed and implemented the project "Locating and Cloning of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Susceptibility Gene", which result was published in Nature Genetics (2002). Then, he got his postdoctoral training at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2000 – 2003, and then he was promoted to Adjunct Assistant Professor. During the period, he developed a novel microarray technology consisting of over 1000 multiplex PCR and single-base extension assay, which can genotype SNPs from one single sperm and profile gene expression on one single cell, which was published in Genome Research (2005). In Match 2007, he returned to the Sun Yat-Sen University as a professor of the “Hundred Talent Plan”. Since then, he developed various microarrays, including SNP array, microRNA array, gene array, lncRNA array and protein array. With these microarrays, he explored several kinds of tumors including hepatocellular carcinoma (Clin Cancer Res, 2013) and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (Lancet Oncology, 2012). Dr. Wang has published more than 70 research papers.
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    Jia Weihua
    Title Professor, Doctoral advisor
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    Professor Wei-hua Jia obtained her PhD in Medicine in Epidemiology from Peking Union Medical College. After her PhD training, she joined the Department of Experimental Research at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China. Prof. Jia has long been dedicated to research on cancer epidemiology, cancer genetics and genomics, especially on the interactive effects among Epstein Barr virus (EBV), genetics and the environment in nasopharynx carcinoma. She has published more than 150 SCI papers in world renowned journals such as Nature Genetics, J Natl Cancer I and Am J Human Genet. She has investigated the long-term trend and risk factors of nasopharynx carcinoma in high-incidence areas. She first reported a relationship between smoking and reactivation of EBV and proposed its potential etiological role for nasopharynx carcinoma. Besides, she has discovered new susceptible genes of nasopharynx carcinoma, including DNA repair genes, metabolism genes for exogenous compounds and series of genes related to immune response, and established a predictive model for onset risk of nasopharynx carcinoma. Her other research interests include discovering new susceptible genes of colorectal cancer and lymphoma, and identifying the genomic characteristics that contribute to the tumorigenesis and prognosis of multiple cancers. She was awarded the National Ten-thousand Talents in Scientific and Technological Innovation (2016), and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2013). At present, she is Vice-chair of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association Cancer Epidemiology Professional Committee, Vice-chair of the Tissue Biological Samples Branch for Chinese Medicine Biotechnology Association, Chair of Guangdong Anti-Cancer Association Cancer Epidemiology Professional Committee.

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    Xin-Yuan Guan
    Title Professor
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    Prof. Xin-Yuan Guan got his PhD degree in 1993 at the University of Arizona. After postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan, he was recruited by National Human Genome Research Institute in NIH as a senior staff fellow in 1993. He was then moved to the Department of Clinical Oncology, The University of Hong Kong in 1999 as an Associate Professor, and promoted to Professor in 2007. He is Professor of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center since 2007.

    His major scientific contributions include:
    (1) development and application of Micro-FISH technique in cancer research;

    (2) identification and characterization of novel oncogenes, such as EIF5A2 and CHD1L in various cancers;

    (3) identification and characterization of cancer stem cells in hepatocellular and esophageal carcinomas.

    Currently, Prof. Guan’s research interests include cancer stem cell, cancer microenvironment, and cancer related genes in liver, esophageal and nasopharyngeal cancers. He has published more than 270 peer-reviewed papers in international journals including in Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Cell Stem Cell, J Clin Invest, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gut, Cancer Research, and Oncogene.
    Research Interest(s): Characterization of cancer related genes, cancer stem cells and tumor microenvironment in hepatocellular, esophageal and nasopharyngeal carcinomas.

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    Chen Shuai
    Title Professor
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    Dr. Chen is professor of oncology and molecular medicine in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. Dr. Chen obtained his Bachelor in Biotechnology at Xiamen University, P.R.China in 2002, and obtained his PhD in Genetics at Fudan University, P.R.China in 2007, respectively. His postdoctoral training at University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and Stony Brook University in New York provided him with great opportunities to explore the fields of tumorigenesis and tumor genetics. He was appointed as Associate Professor at Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in March 2011. He then joined the Cancer Research Institute at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC) as a Professor in April 2014. Dr. Chen has published more than 20 research papers.
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    Yan Li
    Title Professor
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    Dr. Yan Li obtained her M.D. degree at Hubei University of Medicine and Ph.D degree at Sun Yat-sen Medical University in 1995 and 2001, respectively. She had post-doctoral training in School of Medicine, Yale University from 2004-2005. Dr. Yan Li has acquired many funds from NSFC (82072604, 81871903, 81672357, 81472255, 81172338 and 30700820) and Guangdong Province. She was awarded as Outstanding Young Medical Talents in Guangdong Province in 2018. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, including Gastroenterology, Cancer Research and Oncogene.

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    Na Liu
    Title Professor
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    Dr. Na Liu is currently a Professor in the Department of Experiment Research at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. She obtained her M.D. of Oncology at University of South China in 2007 and Ph.D. of Oncology at Sun Yat-sen University in 2013. She joined Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center as an Associate Professor in November 2013. Dr. Liu’s research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of individualized treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, including some papers in renowned journals such as Lancet Oncology, Annals of Oncology, Nature Communications, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Cell Death and Differentiation.

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    Libing Song
    Title Professor
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    Dr. Song  is now the team leader of the State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China. She has long been devoted to the research on the molecular mechanism and therapeutic targets of malignant tumors such as esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and breast cancer. She has published 133 papers in which more than 60 were published in  renowned journals such as EMBO Mol Med, J Exp Med., GUT, Nat Commun., J Clin Invest., Cell Res. with a total of 6098 citations and her H-index is 46. Her research work not only revealed the novel mechanisms of tumor development and malignant progression, but also provided significant prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for the potential clinical intervention of malignancies. She has obtained 4 national invention patents  and hosted 23 national / provincial  funds, including one key project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation, one national major special project, and two "973" programs (sub-project leaders). She was selected as the Leading Talent of Guangdong Special Support Program; won the first prize of Guangdong Science and Technology Award (ranked first), the second prize of China Medical Science and Technology Award (ranked first), and the second prize of Ministry of Education Natural Science Award (ranked first), the 14th Guangdong Ding Ying Science and Technology Award.

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    Liu Ran-Yi
    Title Professor
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    Dr Liu is a professor of oncology and molecular medicine in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. His group mainly focused on the researches in targeted therapy of malignant tumors, which have been supported by grants from the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (1 project), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (4 projects), and other government foundations. He has published 70 research papers in the SCI jounals. The research achievements in his group on cancer gene therapy received the first prize in Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education and the first prize in Science & Technology Progress Award of Guangdong Province. An anti-angiogenic gene medicine developed in his group has almost finished its phase III clinical trial.

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    Shuai Chen
    Title Professor
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    Dr. Shuai Chen is professor of Molecular Medicine in SYSUCC. Dr. Chen obtained his bachelor degree in biotechnology at Xiamen University in 2002 and Ph.D. degree in Genetics at Fudan University in 2007. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Chen worked as a postdoc fellow at Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Dr. Chen came back to China in 2011 and worked as associate professor at Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since April 2014, Dr. Chen was recruited to State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center.

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    Tan Jing
    Title Professor
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    Dr. Tan obtained his Ph.D (2012) from National University of Singapore.  His research work focuses on the genomic profiling of Asian cancers and precision therapy for these cancers. 

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    Shijun Wen
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Shijun Wen is associate professor of medicinal chemistry in Experimental Research Department of Sun Yat-sen University. Dr. Wen obtained his Bachelor in chemistry from Jilin University, and PhD in organic chemistry in 2004 from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. During 2005-2010, He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Schools of Chemistry and Medicine, Southampton University, and then as a research associate at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. In November 2010, Dr. Wen joined Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center as an associate professor working on the anticancer drug development and the synthetic methodology study. Dr. Wen has published more than 20 SCI research papers.
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    Yumin (Christie) Hu
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Yumin Hu received her M.D. degree from Guangzhou Medical College and obtained Ph.D. and postdoctoral training at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. She won the Rosalie B. Hite Fellowship for Cancer Research for year 2005-2008 for her Ph.D. research project “ROS Stress in Ras-Transformed Cancer Cells: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications”. In 2009, she won The Kimberly Patterson Fellowship Award for Leukemia Research for her postdoctoral fellow research projects “Overcoming resistance to histone deacetylase inhibitors in human leukemia with the redox modulating compound -phenylethyl isothiocyanate”. In 2010, Dr. Yumin Hu was recruited to Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center as Associate Professor and her research area has been focused on Metabolic alterations and redox regulation in cancer cells.
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    Jia-Xing Yue
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Jia-Xing Yue is an associate professor of evolutionary genomics in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC). Dr. Yue obtained his Bachelor degree in biological science at Nanjing University in 2007. He stay at Nanjing University to study molecular evolution of plant disease resistance genes for his graduate study and obtained Master degree in botany in 2010. Afterwards, he went abroad to study evolutionary genomics at Rice University (USA)  and obtained PhD degree in 2015. During this time, he also visited University of California, Berkeley (USA) and Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice (France) respectively as a visiting student scholar. After graduating from Rice University, he continued his academic training at and Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice (France) as a postdoc research fellow with a 3-year fellowship from Fondation ARC pour la Recherche sur le Cancer. Dr. Yue joined SYSUCC to establish his research group with the support from the 100 Top Talents Program of Sun Yat-sen University and the Pearl River Talent Recruitment Program of Guangdong Province in 2019. At SYSUCC, Dr. Yue is setting up a multi-disciplinary research platform that combines evolutionary biology, genomics, and bioinformatics, with a focus on genome architecture evolution and its functional impacts.
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    Shi-Juan Mai
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Shi-Juan Mai is an associate professor of Oncology in the Experimental Research Department of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC). She obtained her Ph.D. degree at Sun Yat-sen University and then was recruited by SYSUCC as research assistant in 2001. She received her postdoctoral training in the Laboratoire de Virologie Moléculaire of Université Lyon-1 in France from 2005 to 2006. Dr. Mai has gained 4 research grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China and published more than 30 SCI research papers.

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    Huai-Qiang Ju
    Title Associate Professor
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    Prof. Huai-Qiang Ju is an Associate Professor of Department of Experiment Research. He was graduated from Sun Yat-sen University with Ph.D. degree in molecular medicine (2014), and recruited to Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center as Associate Professor via the “One Hundred Talents Project of Sun Yat-sen University” (2017). Also, he was awarded as The Young Zhujiang Scholars from Ministry of Education of Guangdong (2018), and the Distinguished Young Scholar Professor of Guangdong province (2018). He mainly focus on investigation the mechanisms of tumor microenvironment remodeling in gastrointestinal cancer.

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    Jing Li
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Jing Li joined Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC) in November 2019. Currently, she is an associate professor at the department of experimental research with the support of “the 100 Top Talents Program” of Sun Yat-sen University. Dr. Li obtained her Bachelor degree in biological science at Nanjing University in 2009. She continued her PhD training in Nanjing University under the advisement of Dr. Dacheng Tian and got her PhD degree in 2014. During that time, she applied both wet lab and bioinformatics approaches to understand the basic questions in genetics and molecular evolution, including the evolution of plant resistant genes and the influence of GC-content on amino acid usages. After that, she moved to Nice (France) to continue the training as postdoc with the fellowship from Fondation ARC pour la Recherche sur le Cancer. During her postdoc from 2014 to 2019, she worked with Dr. Gianni Liti at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice (IRCAN) and tried to understand the mechanisms of how cells getting adapted to drugs, briefly, how drug resistance occurring  and evolving by pre-existing genetic variation and de novo mutations. At SYSUCC, Dr. Li is setting up multiple experimental systems and bioinformatics pipelines to understand evolutionary dynamics of cancer development and the underlying mechanisms of drug persistence and resistance.

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    Qi Zhao
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr Qi Zhao is currently an associate professor of cancer genomics in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC). He gained his Ph.D of Bioinformatics at Sun Yat-sen university in 2016.  Then he finished a 3-year Postdoc training in Oncology at Sun Yat-sen Cancer Center. During the period of postdoc training, Dr Zhao was one of the core members in bioinformatics center of the department and mainly charged with development and deployment of NGS pipeline in high performance computing clusters.  He joined Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center as an Associate Professor in November 2019. His main research interest are cancer bioinformatics and biomarker discovery from multi-omic cancer dataset. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers, including some papers in high impact journals such as JAMA oncology, Cell research, Science Transl Med, EMBO Mol Med. Nucleic Acid Res, Briefings in Bioinformatics.

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    Guo-Kai Feng
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Feng received his Ph.D.degree from Sun Yat-sen University in 2014 and conducted postdoctoral research at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from2014 to 2016. In 2016, he joined Prof. Mu-Sheng Zeng’s lab and became an associate professor at Sun Yat-sen Cancer Center in 2019. His research fields focus on cancer molecule imaging and targeted therapy. He has established phage display peptide and antibody, and PET/MRI/CT imaging platforms. He has identified several cancer targeted peptides and antibodies that have been employed for cancer molecule imaging and targeted therapy. The identified integrin α6-targeted peptide is being tested in preclinical and clinical trials for SPECT and PET imaging of cancers.

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    Zhao-Lei Zeng
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Zhao-lei Zeng is an Associate Professor of the Department of Experiment Research. She obtained her M.D. degree at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in 2000 and Ph.D. degree in Oncology at Sun Yat-sen University in 2009. She had been a visiting associate professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2014 to 2015. She was awarded as Tip-top Scientific and Technical Innovative Youth Talents of Guangdong special support program in 2016.  Dr. Zeng has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, including some papers in renowned journals such as Hepatology, Clinical Cancer Research, and Oncogene.

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    Chuyong Lin
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Lin is an associate professor, doing research on breast cancer metastasis in prof. Libing Song’s lab at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. He has published 16 papers as first or corresponding authors in renowned journals such as  EMBO Mol Med., Nature Commu., JCI, Cell Res., GUT, Cancer Res., and Clinical Cancer Res., and have been in charge of several national / provincial funded projects. His research paradigm uses a combined approach of molecular biology, cell biology, cancer animal models, and clinical samples to understand the underlying pathological and molecular basis of breast cancer metastasis, for the identification of potential treatment targets.

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    Yuchen Cai
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Yu-chen Cai is an associate professor of oncology in the Experiment Research Department of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in oncology at Sun Yat-sen University in 2009. She has been a research assistant at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2014. She has been a visiting associate professor at Karolinska Institutet from 2018 to 2019.  Dr Cai has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers.

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    Ping Zhou
    Title Associate Professor
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    Dr. Ping Zhou is an associate professor in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Huazhong Agricultural University in 2011. From 2012 to 2020, he worked as a postdoc in Feng Shao’s lab at the National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS), Beijing, China. During his postdoctoral research, Dr. Zhou focused on bacterial infection and host innate immune response and discovered that intracellular alpha-kinase 1 (ALPK1) functions as a novel pattern recognition receptor which senses bacterial metabolite ADP-heptose leading to inflammatory response.
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