The epigenetic regulation of gene expression in endometrial cancers. Epigenetics refers to the stable, somatically inheritable traits controlled by DNA/protein modifications rather than by alterations in DNA sequences, or genetic mutation. Epigenetic changes exert their effects on a variety of cell functions, and are frequently found in all the cancers studied. Specifically, Jiang’s studies concern the following areas:
Shi-Wen (Albert) Jiang, M.D., M.Sc., earned his medical degree and his master of biomedical science degree at Beijing University School of Medicine in China. He then completed his postdoctoral training in the Endocrine Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. Jiang has 40 published papers in peer-reviewed research journals. He mentors and advises numerous M.D. and Ph.D. students, research fellows, and clinical residents/fellows. He also serves as editor and reviewer for a number of research journals and publications. Jiang has been invited to lecture in national and international venues.
His research has attracted extramural funding from multiple sources including NIH R01, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, NIHK08, NIH/NCI Endometrial Cancer SPORE Program, Merck Pharmaceuticals, and Eagles Cancer Research Fund. In addition, Jiang is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scientist.