Hong Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State University College of Medicine
Dr. Hong Zheng is an assistant professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State University College of Medicine. She received a M.D. in Clinical Medicine from Capital Medical University in China and a Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Connecticut. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and clinical fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Yale University. She is board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology. Clinically she cares for patients with hematological malignancies in general and acute leukemia in particular. Her research focus is transplantation immunology and developmental therapeutics for leukemia. Her study is dedicated to improve the understanding of the complex immune response involved in leukemia pathogenesis and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and subsequently develop effective leukemia therapeutics. Currently she is involved in developing early phase clinical studies testing the safety and efficacy of immunotherapy for leukemia. Her laboratory studies involve investigation of targeting T cell inhibitory mechanisms as a strategy to improve anti-leukemia immunity.