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Lei Zheng

USA

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USA

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

BIOGRAPHY

Lei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D. is an associate professor of Oncology and Surgery in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and lead a large translational program that focuses on the preclinical and clinical development of novel vaccine- and antibody-based rational combination immunotherapy for gastrointestinal cancers at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. He is Director of the Pancreatic Cancer Precision Medicine Program, a Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins and Leader of Personalized Medicine Program at the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. His clinical work is focused on multidisciplinary management for pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, liver metastases, and gastric cancer. In addition, he is a lead researcher in the group of Johns Hopkins Cancer Center’s physician scientists who have developed the pancreatic cancer GVAX vaccine and are currently leading nine investigator-initiated clinical trials of checkpoint inhibitor-based combination immunotherapy. More recently, his laboratory started to develop neoantigen-based vaccines and nanoparticle based adjuvant systems. He has also applied his knowledge gained from pancreatic cancer immune-based therapies to the development of a colorectal cancer vaccine and to the development of immunotherapy for bile duct cancer. He is affiliated with the Tumor Immunology Program as a laboratory investigator and possesses a large clinical trial associated biospecimen bank. His primary laboratory research focus is on the identification of new targets for pancreatic cancer therapies by dissecting tumor microenvironment of pancreatic cancer. Since 2013, he has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and given more than 30 plenary and keynote speeches in national and international symposia. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Pancreatic Cancer.

PUBLICATIONS

he has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and given more than 30 plenary and keynote speeches in national and international symposia.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate 1991  B.S. equivalent, Pre-Medicine, Peking University, Beijing, China 
 
Doctoral/graduate 1996  M.D., Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China 2000  Ph.D., Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 
 
Postdoctoral 2001-2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (Primary mentor: Wen-Hwa Lee, Ph.D.) 2001-2003 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University, New York, NY (Primary mentor: Robert Roeder, Ph.D.)  2003-2004 Intern, Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 2004-2006 Resident, Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 2006-2009 Clinical Fellow, Medical Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (Primary mentor: Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D.) 


 Professional Experience 
 
2009-2014 Assistant Professor, Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2010-2014 Assistant Professor, Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2014-2014 Assistant Professor, Graduate Program of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2015-present Associate Professor, Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2015-present Associate Professor, Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2015-present Associate Professor, Graduate Program of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2017-present Co-Director, the Pancreatic Cancer Precision Medicine Center of Excellence Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medical Institution 2017-present Director, the Multidisciplinary Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2018-present Director, the NCI T32 Training Program on Surgical Oncology Research, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2019-present Co-Director for Research, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Medical Oncology 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Resident Research Award, Long Island Jewish Medical Center    

American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award, The ASCO Foundation

AACR-Aflac Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research

“Guangji Scholar” Honor, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University  

Finalist, Damon-Runyun Clinical Investigator Award, Damon-Runyun Foundation  

The Hirshberg Award in Pancreatic Cancer at the 45th Anniversary Meeting of the American Pancreas Association  
 

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