Chonghui Cheng, M.D., Ph.D
CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Title: Cancer cell plasticity regulated by alternative splicing
Dr. Chonghui Cheng received her PhD from Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York and trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Cheng joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 2007 and was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine as a CPRIT Scholar in 2016. Working at the interface of RNA splicing and breast cancer biology, the research focus in her laboratory is on regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and breast cancer metastasis driven by alternative splicing. Her work demonstrated that splice isoform switching causally controls EMT and promotes breast cancer metastasis. Her research team works closely with physician scientists and aims to apply basic research findings to the development of therapeutics for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.