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Pu Zheng, PhD

Dr. Zheng [Fayez Sarofim Fellow] is dedicated to the development of technologies for studying tumor evolution within their native contexts. Understanding the complex processes of cancer growth and progression requires a deep exploration of the dynamic interactions between tumor cells and the tumor microenvironment. “Spatial-omics” technologies are powerful tools that offer direct visualization of cells and their interactions in natural contexts, enabling systematic investigation of these intricate processes. Dr. Zheng aims to develop novel spatial-omics technologies that combine imaging and gene sequencing approaches to uncover the mechanisms underlying the spatially distinguished features of tumor evolution. Dr. Zheng received his PhD from Harvard University, Cambridge and his BS from Peking University, Beijing.

Project title: "An integrated imaging- and sequencing-based spatial-omic method to study tumor evolution"
Institution: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Named Award: Fayez Sarofim Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD
Cancer Type: Lung
Research Area: Imaging