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Faculty Focus: Xiangbing Meng, PhD

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Xiangbing Meng portraitWhat is your hometown? 

Beijing, China.

How/when did you become interested in science and/or medicine? 

I became interested in science when I was an undergraduate student to study biochemistry in university.

When did you join the University of Iowa faculty? 

August 2009.

How or why did you choose to join the faculty at the University of Iowa? 

Because of the great reputation of the university and the diversity of culture.

Is there a teacher or mentor who helped shape your career?

I have learned from a variety of people including Dr. Zhiyuan Shen, Dr. Kimberly K. Leslie and others.

How do you see your faculty role impacting medicine and/or science? 

I hope to promote the translation of bench discovery to bedside treatment of cancer patients.

What is the biggest change you’ve experienced in your field since you were a student? 

Genome editing is the most exciting progress.

What one piece of advice would you give to today’s students? 

Follow your interest.

In what ways are you engaged in professional activities outside the University? 

I am a reviewer for many journals and an author to write review articles . 

What are some of your outside (personal) interests? 

I love spending time with my wife and my daughter. We enjoy cooking and gardening.

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