Journal of Current Chronic Diseases

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Current Chronic Diseases -Cancer care.
-Yongqiang Chen


Research associate with Dr. Spencer B. Gibson at CancerCare Manitoba

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Yongqiang Chen


The Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology (RIOH),
CancerCare Manitoba,
Room 5045, 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 0V9,
Lab phone: 204-787-4106cc.

Research Interests:

Cancer care.


  • Dr. Yongqiang Chen received his Ph.D in microbiology from University of Manitoba in 2005. He undertook his postdoctoral training at CancerCare Manitoba and University of Michigan.
  • Currently, he is a research associate at CancerCare Manitoba.
  • His expertise lies in autophagy, cell death, oxidative stress and signal transduction.
  • He contributed to the pioneer studies in the roles of oxidative stress in autophagy and autophagic cell death, and the switch between procell survival and pro-cell death autophagy plays in cancer cells.
  • His research interest is to study the roles of autophagy and various signaling pathways in cancers and other human diseases.


  • Ph.D., Department of Microbiology at University of Manitoba (with Dr. Isamu Suzuki) 09/2000 - 05/2005
  • B.Sc., College of Life Science and Technology (former Department of Soil and Agricultural Chemistry) at
  • Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, P. R. China 09/1989 - 07/1993


  • Poster award, Keystone Symposia-Targeted Cancer Therapies (X8). Whistler, BC, Canada 27/03/2009 - 01/04/2009
  • The Hester Award (Poster), CancerCare Manitoba Research Day. Winnipeg, MB, Canada 11/04/2008
  • Postdoctoral fellowship from Manitoba Health Research Council 01/07/2007 - 30/06/2009
  • Postdoctoral fellowship from CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (George H. Sellers Fund) (declined) 01/07/2007 - 30/06/2009
  • Poster award, Keystone Symposia- Apoptotic and Non-Apoptotic Cell Death Pathways (Z4). CA, USA 15-20/04/2007
  • Postdoctoral fellowship from CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (George H. Sellers Fund) 01/07/2006 - 30/06/2007
  • Graduate studentship, Faculty of science, University of Manitoba 09/2003 - 08/2005
  • Graduate student conference travel award from University of Manitoba for 54th Annual Meeting of Canadian Society of Microbiologists at University of Alberta 20-23/06/2004