DONG Jintang, PhD, Chair Professor, received his BS degree in Biology from Nankai University in 1984 and PhD degree in Pathophysiology from the Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) in 1989. After working as an Assistant Investigator at the Cancer Institute at CAMS for a year, he completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Cancer Biology and Prostate Cancer at the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, and Associate and Full Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. He has finished a large number of research projects funded by national agencies. He is also the recipient of several awards. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers, including several in Science and sister journals of Nature. He has been an associate editor or on the editorial boards of multiple journals for Journal of Genetics and Genomics and the editorial board member of international journals. His research focuses on molecular pathogenesis of human cancer, particularly the driver genes in prostate cancer progression. He has trained about 30 doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in cancer research.