Hien T. Dang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair for Research

Hien Dang


1015 Walnut Street
603 Curtis Bldg
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Hien T. Dang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair for Research


Graduate School

PhD, Penn State College of Medicine - 2012


Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA)
Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute/NIH



  • Director’s Award of Merit, National Cancer Institute/NIH
  • Director’s Innovation Award, National Cancer Institute/NIH

Research Interests

Primary liver cancer (PLC) is the 2nd most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide with the fastest rising incidence and mortality in the United States.

Our lab is interested in identifying disease-acquired functions of RNA binding proteins (RBPs), and in parallel, exploit such mechanisms as actionable biomarkers or drug targets to improve diagnosis for PLC patients. 

Our lab utilizes bioinformatics and bench science spanning from functional genomics, translational science, molecular epidemiology, RNA biology, cancer biology, and animal models to investigate the oncogenic roles of RBPs in PLC.

To learn more, go to Dang Laboratory