Chen Zhao, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

Our lab is focusing on seeking in-depth understanding of the mechanisms of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC)self-renewal, the interactions of HSPCs and bone marrow microenvironment, and how these become dysregulated to cause leukemia/lymphoma. Specifically, we are focusing on the roles of non-canonical NF-kB signaling and the heat shock factor 1 in the self-renewal of normal hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells and the acute myeloid leukemia stem cells.