Taiping Chen, Ph.D.
Taiping Chen, Ph.D.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Professor, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis

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Grant Information

Grant ID: R1108
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Rising Stars
Recruited From: 
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Date Awarded: 
March 24, 2011
Grant Amount: 

The genomes inside cancer cells nearly always contain genetic mutations or alternations in their DNA sequence. Now it is becoming more and more evident that changes in gene expression that don’t involve changing the DNA sequence itself —called “epigenetics”— are also important in cancer.

Molecular biologist Taiping Chen is trying to understand the mechanisms and importance of epigenetic changes during cancer initiation and progression, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park campus in Smithville. Chen was recruited in 2011, with the help of a Rising Stars Award from CPRIT, to the department of epigenetics and molecular carcinogenesis. He was a researcher at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass.

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