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Ming Chen

Associate Professor in Pathology
Duke Box 103863, Durham, NC 27710
905 S LaSalle St, GSRB1, Rm 2014, Durham, NC 27710


Our laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular and genetic events underlying cancer progression and metastasis. The focus of our work is a series of genetically engineered mouse models that faithfully recapitulate human disease. Using a combination of mouse genetics, omics technologies, cross-species analyses and in vitro approaches, we aim to identify cancer cell–intrinsic and –extrinsic mechanisms driving metastatic cancer progression, with a long–term goal of developing new therapeutic strategies for preventing and treating metastatic disease. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Pathology · 2022 - Present Pathology, Clinical Science Departments
Associate Research Professor of Cell Biology · 2022 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2018 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Rochester · 2009 Ph.D.