My research explores cancer’s molecular pathogenesis with the aim of improving cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. An M.D./Ph.D., I have served as a research pathologist and principal investigator at leading U.S. and Chinese universities, with 45+ peer-reviewed publications. My early research examined biological rhythms’ role in cancer. As a PI at Atlanta’s VA Medical Center, my research endeavored to develop nano-Trojan horse cancer drugs and blood biomarker and cancer detection assays, while studying hormonal influences on cancer and signaling pathways’ role in cancer growth control. Presently, I am investigating gene modification’s impact on tumorigenesis, tumor microenvironments, and cancer metastasis, seeking clinically relevant insights.