Headshot photo of David Z. Qian, Ph.D.

David Z. Qian, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Division of Oncological Sciences, School of Medicine
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Dr. Qian’s laboratory studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer biology and therapeutic response and resistance. The specific research interests include the interplay of oncogenic signaling with the hypoxia response pathways, energy metabolisms of cancer and TME cells, epigenetic and transcriptional regulations of gene expressions, and mapping spatial transcriptomes at single-cell resolution. 

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • Ph.D., 2002, Johns Hopkins University / School of Public Health

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association for Cancer Research

Areas of interest

  • Hypoxia signaling
  • Epigenetic & transcriptional regulation
  • Energy metabolisms
  • Cell lineage selection & evolution
  • Single-cell & spatial analysis
  • Anticancer therapy response & resistance


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