Cheng-Ming Chiang was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his B.S. from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University in 1984, and his Ph.D. 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 UTSW 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, post-translational modification, molecular virology (particularly human papillomavirus), cancer biology, and therapeutic compound development. Dr. Chiang is presently a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts.


Unlisted - International Colle , Chemistry
Graduate School
University of Rochester , Biochemistry

Research Interest

  • Brd4 in Epigenetic Control and Cancer Therapeutics
  • Chromatin Transcription and Posttranslational Modification
  • Gene Regulation in Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs)
  • Human General Transcription Factors and Cofactors in Eukaryotic Transcription
  • p53 Tumor Suppressor Function and Regulation
  • Therapeutics targeting Phospho-BRD4


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Honors & Awards

  • F1000 “Faculty Member of the Year” Award in Cell Biology
    F1000Prime (2019)
  • F1000 “Faculty Member of the Year” Award in Cell Biology
    F1000Prime (2018)
  • F1000 “Faculty Member of the Year” Award in Cell Biology
    F1000Prime (2017)
  • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholar
    Case Western Reserve University (2000)
  • Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
    Pew Charitable Trust (1996)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Helen Hay Whitney Foundation (1993)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Aaron Diamond Foundation (1993)
  • The Wallace O. Fenn Award
    University of Rochester (1991)
  • The Walter Bloor Award
    University of Rochester (1991)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (2000-2007)
  • Rockefeller University, New York, New York (1992-1995)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois (1995-2000)
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (1987-1991)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (2007)