Editor-in-Chief Profile

Dr. Chuxia Deng received M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1984, and Ph.D. from University of Utah in 1992 under the supervision of Prof. Mario R. Capecchi, Winner of 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Philip Leder for three years in the Genetics Department, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He became an investigator in Laboratory of Biochemistry and Metabolism, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of National Institutes of Health in 1995, and then as the Senior Investigator and Chief of Mammalian Genetics Section, Genetics of Development and Disease Branch of NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, USA. Currently he works as a Dean and Chair Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, which is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Dr. Deng has received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding achievements in teaching and research, including the NIH-APAO Outstanding Achievement Award (2000, NIH, USA), the Outstanding Overseas Scholar from National Science Foundation (2002, China), NIDDK "You Make A Difference Award" (2005, 2013), and the NIDDK Director’s Award (2011). He was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012).

Dr. Deng's current researches focus on members of type III hostone deacetylases, p53, and BRCA1 tumor suppressor genes. He has wide interests in gene targeting, oncology, epigenetics, metabolism, developmental biology, and other areas of biological sciences. He is the author or co-author of over 300 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Deng has given over 200 presentations, invited lectures and seminars, in universities, professional societies, international conferences, and government organizations around the world. He actively participated in grant review for NIH and other funding agencies, and review of papers for many journals. He serves on the editorial board of several journals such as Cancer Biology and Therapy, and Developmental Dynamics. Dr. Deng has been the Editor of International Journal of Biological Sciences since 2005 and the Editor-in-Chief since 2006.

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*Dr. Deng is serving in a personal capacity.

Updated on Dec 8, 2014

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