Jianjun Chen, PhD
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Dr. Jianjun Chen is a Professor & Chair of the Department of Systems Biology, City of Hope (COH). Dr. Chen became a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago in later 2018, and then moved to the University of Cincinnati in early 2015 as an Associate Professor. Dr. Chen joined COH as a Full Professor of Systems Biology in later 2017, and became the Department Chair in 2020. Dr. Chen was named The Simms/Mann Family Foundation Chair Professor, and a Scholar of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dr. Chen is an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of RNA cancer epigenetics. His lab has been focusing on both basic and translational research in the fields of RNA/DNA cancer epigenetics, and has developed small-molecule inhibitors targeting cancer-related RNA/DNA epigenetic modifiers for cancer therapy. The ultimate goal of his lab is to translate the discoveries from lab into the development of effective novel therapeutics to treat cancers in the clinic.