Chen Chen, MD, PhD

The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China

Dr. Chen graduated from Xiangya medical school of Central South University, and completed his residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at The Second Xiangya Hospital. He also completed a 2 year postdoc fellowship at Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Chen currently serves as a surgeon in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at The Second Xiangya Hospital, as well as Principal Investigator in Hunan Key Laboratory of Medical Epigenomics. His research interests mainly include: 1) Mechanisms of DNA methylation in carcinogenesis, especially in thoracic neoplasms; 2) The relationship between histone modifications and gene regulation, and its contribution to the tumorigenesis; 3) the epigenetic biomarkers for the early diagnosis of lung cancer and esophageal carcinoma; 4) Epigenetic regulation and immune escape in the development of lung cancer.