Hong Wen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epigenetics

Areas of Expertise

Chromatin, transcription, histone modifications, epigenetics, leukemia, pediatric cancers


Dr. Hong Wen earned her B.S. in biochemistry from Wuhan University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She subsequently served as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Joseph Lipsick at Stanford University. She joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as an assistant professor in 2008, and was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis in 2017. Dr. Wen joined VAI in 2018 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Epigenetics.