Research laboratory of Xin Chen, PhD
Liver Cancer Research




Research interest


Xin Chen, PhD
Principal Investigator

genomic analysis of human gastrointestinal tumors, mainly liver and gastric cancers


Li Che, MD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Lab Manager

elucidating the functional role of aberrant fatty acid metabolism in liver cancer development


Zhong Xu (John), PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

the role of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway liver cancer development


Shanshan Zhang
Visiting Graduate Student

the role of YAP and TAZ in liver tumor development


Mingjie Dong, MD
Assistant Specialist

targeting Ras/MAPK cascade for the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma


Pin Liu, PhD
Visiting Graduate Student

signaling pathways and targeted therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatoblastoma (HB)


Meng Xu
Visiting Graduate Student

mTORC2 pathway in liver injury and tumorigenesis; Targeted therapy for HCC


Xinhua Song
Visiting Graduate Student

epigenetic modifications during liver cancer development and stromal response in cholangiocarcinoma pathogenesis


Hui Cao, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

the functional role of SGK3 in liver cancer development

Yu Qiao

Yu Qiao, MD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway during liver cancer pathogenesis

Jessica Wang

Jingxiao Jessica Wang
Visiting Graduate Student

the role of Notch and Hippo cascades in cholangiocarcinoma pathogenesis


Xianqiong Liu, Ph.D.
Visiting scholar

targeted therapy for c-Myc driven liver cancer

Former lab members



Jiaoyuan Jia, MD

Physician, The Second Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Junjie Hu, PhD

Senior Scientist, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM), China

Dan Cao, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

Chuanli Ren, MD, PhD

Physician, Subei Hospital, JiangSu, China

Xinxin Liu, MD, PhD

Physician, Subei Hospital, JiangSu, China

Xiaolei Li, MD, PhD

Surgeon, Fourth Military Medical University,

Lijie Jiang (Holly), MS

Lab Manager at Breault Lab, Boston Children’s Hospital

Junyan Tao, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Lei Li (Lucy), PhD

Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Chunmei Wang (Maggie), PhD

Postdoc Fellow, Harvard University

Yan Liu

Research Assistant, Fourth Military Medical University, China

Chencheng Xie (Gabriel), MD PhD

Postdoc Fellow, University of Minnesota

Biao Fan (Andy), MD PhD

Physician, Peking University Cancer Hospital, Beijing Cancer Hospital, China

Lingling Fan, PhD

Postdoc Fellow, University of Maryland

Ning Ding, MD PhD

Physician, Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, China

Coral Ho, MS

Staff Assistant, Clinical Immunology Laboratory, UCSF

Chuanrui Xu (Michael), PhD

Associate Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Cindy Kosinski, PhD

Postdoc fellow in Calvin Kuo's lab at Stanford University

Susie Lee, PhD

Postdoc fellow at Anthony Oro's lab at Stanford University

Vivian Chow, PharmD.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at USC

Ji Zhang, MD

Associate Professor, Beijing Cancer Hospital, China

Mohini Patil, PhD

Field Application Scientist, Affymetrix

Somkid (Jude) Dachrut, PhD

In Memoriam: Dachrut