Tao Cheng, MD - Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College

Tao Cheng, MD - Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College

Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Tue, 20/08/2019 - 11:00am
End Time: 
Tue, 20/08/2019 - 12:00pm

​Uncovering Hematopietic Suppression in Leukemia

​Special seminar hosted by Professor David Vaux

Professor Cheng‘s laboratory primarily focuses on both genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, with each project guided by approaches intended to elucidate basic principles and develop practical strategies. Leukemia and bone marrow failure are the main diseases against which research advances in the laboratory are achieved. Through broadly collaborative approaches, Prof. Cheng is also committed to training hematologists and stem cell biologists, and to building strong hematology and stem cell research programs that will ultimately benefit the patients.

Professor Cheng has been in the editorial board of several leading journals in hematology and stem cell research including Blood, Leukemia, Experimental Hematology (associate editor) and International Journal of Hematology (associate editor). He is currently serving in several national panels for stem cell and hematology research in China, and was also in a number of NIH study sections in USA. He received several prestigious awards including the Junior Scholar Award from American Society of Hematology, the Outstanding Scholar Award from National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Chang-Jiang Scholar Award from Ministry of Education of China, the Scholar Award from Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of USA and the Distinguished Professorship Award from China Medical Board (CMB).

Tao Cheng is currently a professor of medicine at Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), scientific director at National Institute of Hematology and State Key Laboratory for Experimental Hematology in China, and also the founding chairman of Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at PUMC, the founding director of Center for Stem Cell Medicine at CAMS and the founding president of Chinese Association for Blood Sciences (CABS). Prof. Cheng received his medical degrees from Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China (1981-1989). He did his residency in internal Medicine and clinical fellowship in Hematology at Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China (1989-1993). He received his postgraduate research training at Hipple Cancer Research Center, Dayton, Ohio and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1993-1997). He became an instructor in Medicine in 1998, then an assistant professor in 2001 at Harvard University, an associate professor with tenure (2006-2010) and later a full professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2010-2013).