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Chao TANG



Tangc_at_pku.edu.cn
Website: 
http://cqb.pku.edu.cn/tanglab



Chair Professor,
School of Physics, PKU;
 

Director, Center for Quantitative Biology, PKU;

Director, UCSF-PKU Joint Center of Excellence in
Quantitative Biomedical Research

 

 

 



Education:

B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 1981; 

Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago, 1986.

 

 

Research interests:

The research interest of our group is at the interface between the physical and the biological sciences. We are interested in quantitative studies and the systems level analysis of biological networks. This may include specific regulatory, signaling, genetic, and metabolic networks, as well as large scale genome-wide networks. We use and develop quantitative methods and ideas to address key biological questions and try to understand the design and organization principles of biological systems at various levels.

 


Academic 
experiences:

7/1982-8/1986: Research Assistant, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago;

9/1986-8/1988: Research Associate, Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory;

9/1988-10/1991: Senior Research Associate, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara;

10/1991-3/1998: Research Scientist, NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ;

4/1998-3/2005: Senior Research Scientist, NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ;

3/2005-present: Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco;

3/2005-present: Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco;

3/2005-present: Professor, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3).

 


Selected publications:

1. Li FT, Lu Y, Long T, Ouyang Q, Tang C, The yeast cell-cycle network is robustly designed, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 101 (14), 4781, 2004.

2. Ma WZ, Lai LH, Ouyang Q, Tang C, Robustness and modular design of the Drosophila segment polarity network, MOLECULAR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, 2, 70, 2006.

3. Trusina A, Papa FR, Tang C, Benefits of translation attenuation in the unfolded protein response: A modeling approach, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 105, 20280, 2008.

4. Ma WZ, Trusina A, El-Samad H, Lim WA, Tang C, Defining network topology that can perform biochemical adaptation, CELL, 138, 760, 2009.

5. Li ZY, Ni M, Li JK, Zhang YP, Ouyang Q, Tang C, Decision making of the p53 network: Death by integration, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, 271, 205, 2011. 

 


Professional activities:

 

Fellow, American Physical Society; Advisory Board, Chinese Higher Education Press;

Moderator, Quantitative Biology, arXiv.org e-Print archive;

Board of Directors, Boulder School for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics;

Editor, Applied Mathematics Research express;

Advisory Board, NSF Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UCSD;

Editorial Board, Frontiers of Physics in China;

Vice Chair, Academic Committee, PKU Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies;

Vice Chair, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF