Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute
Scientific Director, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Dr. Chi Van Dang is scientific director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor at The Wistar Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, fellow of American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy. Dr. Dang defined the function of MYC, and his laboratory illuminated the first mechanistic link between the MYC cancer gene and cellular energy metabolism, contributing to the concept that that genetic alterations in cancers re-program fuel utilization by tumors and render cancers addicted to certain fuel sources and susceptible to metabolic interventions.