Cheng-Ming Chiang was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1961. He received his BS from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, in 1984, and his PhD from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Rochester, in 1991. His doctoral dissertation was supervised by Professors Louise Chow and Thomas Broker. After finishing his postdoctoral training with Professor Robert Roeder at Rockefeller University, he took a faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1995. In 2000, he moved to Department of Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University as tenured Associate Professor.
Dr. Chiang accepted a Professorship at UT Southwestern and relocated his laboratory to UT Southwestern in July 2007.
Dr. Chiang is a 1996 Pew Scholar and has been an editorial board member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Faculty of 1000 since 2003. He has been a regular member for American Cancer Society Genetic/DNA Mechanisms in Cancer, National Institutes of Health Virology B, and Human Frontier Science Program study sections. His research interests span transcription, chromatin, gene regulation, and virology.