Chiayeng Wang, Ph.D.


Dr. Chiayeng Wang is the Chief of Molecular Imaging Branch of the Cancer Imaging Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She received her Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Calgary followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular and Cell Biology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wang joined National Institutes of Health (NIH) after more than two decades with the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) where she was a tenured professor with the Center for Molecular Biology of Oral Diseases, the Oral Biology Department, and the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Her research explored the roles of growth factor signaling network in early mammalian embryogenesis and chromosomal translocations in pediatric cancer pathogenesis. Prior to coming to NCI, Dr. Wang served as a Scientific Review officer in the Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging, and Biomedical (SBIB) Integrated Review Group at the Center for Scientific Review (2014-2017) and a Program Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Biology program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (2017-2020). Dr. Wang has a wide-ranging basic, translational, and clinical research experience in Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Cell Signaling, and Applied Imaging Science.