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Defu Zeng, M.D. Lab Members

Defu Zeng, M.D.
Professor
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 62587
 
Ruishu Deng, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 64432
 
Mingfeng Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 64203
 
Nainong Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Sheng-Li Xue, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Limin Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Qin Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Kaniel Cassady
Ph.D. candidate
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 64432
 
Xiong Ni
International Ph.D. candidate
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 61036
 
Hua Jin
International Ph.D. student
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 60659
 

Lab Members

Defu Zeng, M.D. Lab Members

Defu Zeng, M.D.
Professor
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 62587
 
Ruishu Deng, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 64432
 
Mingfeng Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 64203
 
Nainong Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Sheng-Li Xue, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Limin Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Qin Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
626-246-HOPE (4673)
 
Kaniel Cassady
Ph.D. candidate
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 64432
 
Xiong Ni
International Ph.D. candidate
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 61036
 
Hua Jin
International Ph.D. student
626-246-HOPE (4673) ext. 60659
 
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Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is internationally  recognized for its innovative biomedical research.
City of Hope is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, the highest designation awarded by the National Cancer Institute to institutions that lead the way in cancer research, treatment, prevention and professional education.
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  • Geoff Berman, 61, starts his day with the motto: “The sun is up. I’m vertical. It’s a good day.” Ever since he’s been in remission from lymphoma, Berman makes a special point of being grateful for each day, reminding himself that being alive is a gift. “I just enjoy living,” he said. “I give e...
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  • The American Society of Clinical Oncology, a group that includes more than 40,000 cancer specialists around the country, recently issued a list of the five most profound cancer advances over the past five decades. Near the top of the list was the introduction of chemotherapy for testicular cancer. To many in th...
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  • Karen Reckamp, M.D., M.S., has an office next to my own, and we often see patients at the same time. As such, I’ve gotten to know her quite well over the years, and I’ve also gotten a glimpse of many of her patients. She specializes in lung cancer, and most of her patients have tumors […]
  • Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical car...
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  • Frank Di Bella, 70, is on a mission: Find a cure for metastatic bladder cancer. It’s just possible he might. Although Di Bella isn’t a world-renowned physician, cancer researcher or scientist, he knows how to make things happen. For more than 20 years, he served as chairman of annual fundraising gal...