The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty member Yi Zeng, MD, PhD, assistant professor, to the Section of Hematology/Oncology/BMT.
Dr. Zeng is a physician-scientist who will provide clinical care to children with cancer and blood disorders at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s and conduct pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center.
Dr. Zeng completed medical school and her pediatrics residency at West China University of Medical Sciences. She then came to the United States to earn a doctorate in microbiology and immunology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. While at the UA, Dr. Zeng was one of the first “Courtney Page Zillman Fellows” at the Steele Center, which was funded by Tee Up for Tots. During this time, she conducted research in pediatric oncology under the leadership of Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, professor and section chief of Oncology/Hematology/BMT in the Department of Pediatrics. After completing her PhD, Dr. Zeng went to Indiana University (Riley Hospital for Children), where she completed her U.S. residency in pediatrics and fellowship program in pediatric hematology/oncology.
“Dr. Yi Zeng demonstrated outstanding scientific productivity during her PhD training and postdoctoral years in my laboratory at the UA Steele Center,” says Dr. Katsanis. “We are excited to be able to recruit her back to the UA after completion of her pediatric residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana.”
Dr. Zeng’s clinical interests are in the areas of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, high-risk leukemia and bone marrow failure syndromes. Her research interests include hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell biology, molecular mechanisms of leukemogenesis, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and tumor immunology.