Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
The Ping Chi Lab
It is well recognized that the cellular context contributes to susceptibility to oncogenic transformation mediated by different “driver” oncogenes. The focus of our laboratory is to discover and understand the critical genetic and epigenetic factors that determine the cellular-context-dependent oncogenesis in distinct cancer types, with a primary focus on sarcoma and melanoma. We use multimodality approaches, including transcriptome analyses, epigenome mapping, and gene-expression-based high-throughput screens, as well as murine models to understand the mechanisms of pathogenesis and to develop biomarkers and targeted therapies based on insight into disease pathogenesis.
Patton EE, Mueller KL, Adams DJ, Anandasabapathy N, Aplin AE, Bertolotto C, Bosenberg M, Ceol CJ, Burd CE, Chi P, Herlyn M, Holmen SL, Karreth FA, Kaufman CK, Khan S, Kobold S, Leucci E, Levy C, Lombard DB, Lund AW, Marie KL, Marine JC, Marais R, McMahon M, Robles-Espinoza CD, Ronai ZA, Samuels Y, Soengas MS, Villanueva J, Weeraratna AT, White RM, Yeh I, Zhu J, Zon LI, Hurlbert MS, Merlino G. Melanoma models for the next generation of therapies. Cancer Cell. 2021 May 10;39(5):610-631.
Saqcena M, Leandro-Garcia LJ, Maag JLV, Tchekmedyian V, Krishnamoorthy GP, Tamarapu PP, Tiedje V, Reuter V, Knauf JA, de Stanchina E, Xu B, Liao XH, Refetoff S, Ghossein R, Chi P, Ho AL, Koche RP, Fagin JA. SWI/SNF Complex Mutations Promote Thyroid Tumor Progression and Insensitivity to Redifferentiation Therapies. Cancer Discov. 2021 May;11(5):1158-1175.
Rousseau B, Foote MB, Maron SB, Diplas BH, Lu S, Argilés G, Cercek A, Diaz LA Jr. The Spectrum of Benefit from Checkpoint Blockade in Hypermutated Tumors. N Engl J Med. 2021 Mar 25;384(12):1168-1170.
Stahl M, Menghrajani K, Derkach A, Chan A, Xiao W, Glass J, King AC, Daniyan AF, Famulare C, Cuello BM, Horvat TZ, Abdel-Wahab O, Levine RL, Viny AD, Stein EM, Cai SF, Roshal M, Tallman MS, Goldberg AD. Clinical and molecular predictors of response and survival following venetoclax therapy in relapsed/refractory AML. Blood Adv. 2021 Mar 9;5(5):1552-1564.
Hitchman TD, Bayshtok G, Ceraudo E, Moore AR, Lee C, Jia R, Wang N, Pachai MR, Shoushtari AN, Francis JH, Guan Y, Chen J, Chang MT, Taylor BS, Sakmar TP, Huber T, Chi P, Chen Y. Combined Inhibition of Gαq and MEK Enhances Therapeutic Efficacy in Uveal Melanoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Mar 1;27(5):1476-1490.
Ping Chi, MD, PhD
- Physician-scientist Ping Chi studies genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by oncogenic factors in GIST, MPNST, melanoma and other solid tumors.
- MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
- PhD, The Rockefeller University
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- Kimmel Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Foundation (2012)
- Research Grant, Sarcoma Foundation of America (2012)
- Grant, GIST Cancer Awareness Foundation (2012)
- Director’s New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2012)
- Clinical Scientist Development Award, National Instistutes of Health (2011)