Dr Yong Teng
Associate Editor: Yong Teng
Dr. Teng is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Oral Biology & Diagnostic Sciences at Augusta University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He is also a member of Georgia Cancer Center. Dr. Teng has authored more than 100 articles and chapters in reputed journals (e.g. Cancer Research, Journal of Hematology and Oncology, Oncogene) and books (e.g. Springer), producing over 300 cumulative impact factors and over 1,000 citations. He also serves on multiple grant review panels (e.g. CDMRP PCRP, FWF, CSF), national and international committees and editorial boards (e.g. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research, Frontiers in Oncology, Cancer Management and Research). Dr. Teng has a wide variety of expertise ranging from cellular and molecular biology to translational research, and his research projects are supported by DOD, NIH and other fund resources. Through his teamwork, Dr. Teng is striving to bridge multiple major research themes, tumor microenvironment, metabolism and metastasis, with an emphasis on several central regulators in cancer progression and treatment resistance (e.g. FGF19/FGFR4, ATAD3A, WASF3), and to develop novel promising diagnostic and therapeutic strategies (Nanoparticle-based drugs, stapled peptide inhibitors) by targeting them. His research outcome provides a balanced mix of basic and translational science, seeking to shift current research and clinical practice paradigm that will directly impact the future development of effective therapy for cancer patients.