Rui Chen

Southeast University School of Public Health, Nanjing, China

Dr. Rui Chen, is currently a professor and tutor of doctoral candidates in Southeast University School of Public Health. He also owns honorable titles including "Distinguished Young Professor of Southeast University" and "Jiangsu Provincial Distinguished Professor". He graduated from the Department of Hygienic Toxicology in Nanjing Medical University in 2007. From 2007 to 2014, he carried out research on the effects of environmental stress (in particular hypoxia) on tumors and hypoxia-related diseases in Southwestern Medical Center, USA. Currently his main research interests are tumor metabolism and epigenetics. In 2015, he was listed in the 11th "1000-talent Program" initiated by the Central Organisation Department of CPC. Currently he is the principal investigator of several key research projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation, Jiangsu Provincial Natural Science Foundation for Young Talents, and Jiangsu Provincial “Dual-innovation Talents” Program. 

He has published over 20 articles in top journals including Science, Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Chemical Biology, Journal of Biological chemistry, and PLOS ONE, with the highest impact factor of a single article reaching 29.747 (in Science) and the "other citations" being 182. He also serves as board member in Jiangsu Environmental Mutagen Society and Jiangsu Society of Toxicology. He has been invited to act as peer reviewers by several SCI-indexed journals including Oncotarget, Journal of Molecular Medicine, American Journal of Physiology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Terms of Appointment: January 2017 - December 2019