Name: Hang Su

Qualification: PhD

Country: United States

Affiliation:

University of Texas,
Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Address:

8210 Floyd Curl Dr,
San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

Research Interests:

  • Deregulation of non-coding RNA and their role in cancer development; 
  • The role of stress responses during cancer development; 
  • Use of protectors in chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Biography:

  • Dr. Su is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. 
  • She got a PhD in 2008 from Sun Yat-sen University, China and has been working in this research area for over fifteen years. 
  • Her graduate work was studying genome-wide genetic and epigenetic changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, and studying the role of miRNAs in the development of drug resistance and in tumorigenesis. 
  • After graduation, she undertook post-doctoral training in UTHSCSA focusing on cellular stress responses, during which she also has gained a lot of experience to work on breast cancers and prostate cancers. 
  • Understanding that cancer is a complex genetic disease involving structural and expression abnormalities in both coding and non-coding genes, the efforts of her laboratory are aimed at exploring the roles of small non-coding RNAs in cancer initiation and progression and exploring new therapeutic options for cancer patients. She has published a number of research articles on these topics, which have appeared in Cancer Research, Autophagy, Oncogene, to name a few.