Jian Cao, PhD

Dr. Jian Cao is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Cancer Institute. He directs a research laboratory to elucidate the roles of epigenetic mechanisms that regulate anti-tumor immune response and to translate the findings to the clinic.

Dr. Cao received his B.S. degree through an Interdisciplinary Program, Nanjing University and China Pharmaceutical University, China. He received a Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese academy of Sciences, China.  He completed his postdoctoral training on cancer epigenetics with Dr. Qin Yan at Yale School of Medicine. He has made significant contributions to the understanding of the functions of KDM5 histone demethylases in cancer development, metastasis, drug resistance, and immune escape.