Mien-Chie Hung, PhD, Oral History Interview, April 21, 2014
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Major Topics Covered:
- Personal and educational background; witty and humorous personal stories
- Experiences of a Chinese immigrant and foreign graduate student
- The working strategies, inspirations, and commitment of a basic/translational scientist
- Research: signaling pathways and genes,
- Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology: history, evolution, personal vision for Research culture at MD Anderson
- Vice President of Basic Research
- The Institute for Basic Science
- Effective leadership and mentoring
- Training young scientists
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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History
Hung, Mien-Chie PhD and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Mien-Chie Hung, PhD, Oral History Interview, April 21, 2014" (2014). Interview Sessions. 154.
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Mien-Chie Hung, PhD (b. 4 September 1950, Taiwan, Republic of China) came to MD Anderson in 1986 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tumor Biology and in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science. In 1992, Dr. Hung was the first to show that the adenovirus type EA1 gene has antitumor activity in HER2/neu cancer cells. Dr. Hung has been recognized internationally for his work on signaling transduction pathways of tyrosine kinase growth factor receptors and molecular mechanisms of oncogenes, including transformation and tumorigenesis. He has long been involved in translational research, and has developed therapies for breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Since 2000 he has served as Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology. In 2010 he was appointed Vice President for Basic Research. As of February 2018, Dr. Hung was serving as Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology.