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Ming Lei, PhD

Chief, Cancer Training Branch
Center for Cancer Training
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Ming Lei is the chief of the Cancer Training Branch in NCI's Center for Cancer Training. The Cancer Training Branch develops, administers, and manages the extramural, grant-supported research training and health professional career development programs at NCI. Dr. Lei received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Cornell University. He was an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where his research laboratory studied regulation of DNA replication and chromatin assembly. Dr. Lei served as a program director and cluster leader at the National Science Foundation before joining NCI in 2008 as a program director in the Division of Cancer Biology. As chief of the Cancer Training Branch, Dr. Lei will oversee national strategies for training and career development of basic, clinical, and population-focused cancer scientists, and fostering education, outreach, and curriculum development activities in fields that support cancer research.

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