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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Miaofen Hu

Assistant Professor of Medicine
miaofen hu

Miaofen Hu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 617-636-4929
Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper 7
Education: 
MD, Wenzhou Medical College, , China
PhD, Biochemistry, Boston University, Boston, MA
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Harvard Medical School; Tufts Medical Center
Research synopsis: 

My laboratory studies the role of cyclin dependent kinase 6 (CDK6) in development and cancer, with the aim of determining and identifying the novel therapeutic target genes regulated by CDK6 in these processes. CDK6, a cell cycle regulator, is predominantly expressed in hematopoietic cells and adipocytes and overexpressed or activated in human cancers such as T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), breast cancer, lung cancer, and obesity. We use mouse models with targeted mutations in Cdk6 in our studies.