Shi-Wen Jiang received the M.D. and Master of Biological Science Degree from Beijing University in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He worked as a research assistant in the Department of Cell Biology, Beijing Institute for Cancer Research, from 1988 to 1990. From 1990 to 1995, he pursued postdoctoral training in cell/molecular biology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. His research focused on protein-DNA interactions and gene regulation during this period of time. Dr. Jiang continued to work in the same institute as Research Associate and later Professional Associate in Research from 1993 to 1996. He received his first independent research funding in 1996 and was promoted to Assistant Professor of Mayo Medical College in1998. In 2003, he moved to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, and started to apply his expertise in molecular biology to investigate epigenetic regulation and gene silencing mechanisms using endometrial cancer as a study model. His research also covers trophoblast gene regulation and function as well as pathological mechanisms of preeclampsia. Dr. Jiang has served as principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple research grants from NIH/NICHD, NIH/NCI, the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the Eagles Cancer Research Fund, and Merck Pharmaceuticals. The recipient of numerous research awards, Dr. Jiang was named the Harold W. Siebens Research Fellow in 1999, the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator in 1996, and received the American Federation for Clinical Research Award in 1996. He was recruited to the Mercer University School of Medicine in 2008 and currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Science as well as a Distinguished Cancer Scholar of the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC).
Biography Updated on 4 November 2008