Dr. Wei Qiu obtained his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Science in 2005. He is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery. Over the last 16 years, he has been studying the molecular mechanisms of tissue injury, inflammation, and tumorigenesis using many in vitro and mouse models. He has published 45 peer-reviewed papers in high-profile journals, including Cell Stem Cell, JCI, Gastroenterology, PNAS, Hepatology, Cancer Research, and Cell Reports. He has been serving as an editorial board member for several reputed journals.