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Lieping Chen, MD, PhD

United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Immunobiology, of Dermatology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology, Yale Cancer Center

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Biography

Dr. Lieping Chen is United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research, Professor of Immunobiology, Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Dermatology in Yale School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Fujian Medical College in Fuzhou, China. After clinical and research training in immunology and oncology in Fujian Union Hospital and Beijing Union Medical College, he got a PhD in Experimental Pathology from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and did a postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Washington in Seattle. He worked as a research scientist in cancer and immunology discovery group in Bristol-Myers Squibb/Oncogen in Seattle from 1989-1997 before he moved to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as an Immunology Professor and Consultant from 1997-2004. He was Professor of Oncology and Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland for 7 years and joined Yale since 2010.

Dr. Chen has published more than 350 research articles, reviews and book chapters and edited two books. His work in discovery of the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway for cancer immunotherapy was cited as the #1 breakthrough of the years by Science magazine 2013. He has received several awards and professional recognitions including William B. Coley Award, AAI-Steinman Award, Warren Alpert Foundation Prize and Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award. He is a member of National Academy of Sciences USA and a Fellow of American Association for Cancer Research.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Drexel University, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (1989)
  • MS
    Beijing Union Medical College, Beijing, China, Immunology (1986)
  • MD
    Fujian Medical College (1982)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elected MemberNational Academy of Sciences USA2021
Fellow, AACR AcademyAmerican Association for Cancer Research2021
Richard V. Smalley Memorial AwardSociety for Immunotherapy of Cancer2020
AcademicianAcademia Sinica2018
Giants of Cancer CareOncLive2018
Warren Alpert Foundation PrizeWarren Alpert Foundation2017
AAI-Steinman AwardAmerican Association of Immunologists2016
William B. Coley AwardCancer Research Institute2014

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