Faculty Profile

Jing Chen
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Associate Vice Chair for Translational Research;Director of Basic and Translational Science, Section of Hematology/Oncology; Director of Cancer Metabolomics Research Center;Janet Davison Rowley Distinguished Service Professor in Cancer Research

Academic Interests

Dr. Chen is interested in elucidating the signaling interplay between metabolic and cell signaling networks for a better understanding of cancer metabolism and improved clinical outcome. Two major research focuses include (1) To determine both metabolic and signaling functions of intracellular metabolites and circulating “blood chemicals”, which influence tumorigenesis and tumor progression, and responses to anti-cancer therapies including chemotherapy and immunotherapy; and (2) To decipher mechanistic basis underlying the pathogenic links between diets and particular oncogenic mutations by exploring the pro- and anti-tumor effects of diet-derived substances on tumors with specific genetic backgrounds.

Clinical Interests



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  • PhD, 2001, Emory University, Biochemistry, Cell and Development Biology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School