Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, MD, PhD – Biography

Associate Professor
Center for Genomic and Computational Biology

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Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, MD PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Center for Genomic and Computational Biology. He received his MD from National Taiwan University and his PhD from Stanford University. After his PhD, he was a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Patrick Brown’s lab in Stanford University focusing on using cDNA microarrays to elucidate the cellular differentiation as well as human pathogenesis. He joined the faculty at MGM and IGSP in 2004.

Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Chi originally received his MD from National Taiwan University. Shortly afterwards, he received his PhD and completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Patrick Brown at Stanford University. A stellar physician-scientist, he joined the faculty here at Duke as an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology working closely within the Institute of Genome Sciences and Policy. Dr. Chi has conducted microarray research and published many studies on the use of genomic analysis to dissect the influence of hypoxia and various tumor microenvironmental stresses on cancer cells to dissect the heterogeneity of human cancers. His research program has been focused on the use gene signatures (hypoxia, lactic acidosis) obtained in a tissue culture setting to annotate and analyze tumor phenotypes and other characteristics of human cancers.