Chengkai Dai, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

Education

MS, Pathophysiology, Tianjin Medical University
MD, Tianjin Medical University
PhD, Genes & Development, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Postdoctoral Training, Whitehead Institute, MIT

 

Location

Campus: The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
Office: Bldg 33, 2135
Laboratory: Bldg 33, 2050

Contact Information

Office Phone: 207-288-6927
Lab Phone: 207-288-6927
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Graduate Programs

Genetics

 

Research Synopsis

Our laboratory focuses on understanding the emerging roles of the heat-shock or stress response in human cancers and longevity. The stress response is an evolutionarily highly conserved adaptive mechanism that enhances cell survival in the face of a large variety of stressful insults from without and from within. In mammals, the master transcriptional regulator of this systemic cellular response is heat shock factor 1, HSF1, a pleiotropic molecule that coordinates a network of cellular pathways to fight stresses. One of the major functions of this stress response is to maintain proteome homeostasis under stressful conditions.

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research