Principal Investigator

Chuan-Hsiang Bear Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

Bear received an M.D. from National Taiwan University followed by two years of residency in internal medicine before arriving at Johns Hopkins University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Immunology/Biophysics. In his thesis work, Bear determined the crystal structure of PI3Kα, one of the most frequently mutated proteins in human cancers. He went on to study the mechanism of cell migration as a Damon Runyon Fellow in the lab of Peter Devreotes. In 2016 Bear started his own lab in the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins where his team investigates signaling networks in tumorigenesis and how to target them for cancer treatment. In his free time Bear enjoys playing the piano, fishkeeping, and astrophotography.

Research Associate

Jr-Ming Yang, Ph.D.

Ming received a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering as well as an M.S. in Biochemical Sciences, both from National Taiwan University. She carried out her Ph.D. work on exosome biogenesis followed by a postdoctoral fellowship studying the function of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN at Johns Hopkins University. Ming is currently a research associate in the Department of Pathology. In her spare time, Ming enjoys gardening.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chao-Cheng (Jimmy) Chen, Ph.D.

  • B.S. National Yang-Ming University
  • Ph.D. National Yang-Ming University

Huiwang (David) Zhan, Ph.D.

  • B.S. Xiamen University
  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Research Technologist

Suyang Wang, B.S.

I graduated from JHU in 2022 majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. My research interests include cancer immunology and bioengineering. I’m currently producing lentivirus biosensors to be transduced and imaged in organoids. In my free time, I enjoy working out, playing piano, and cooking.

Undergraduate Student

Gabriel Au

Gabe is an undergraduate double majoring in biophysics and cellular/molecular biology. His research interests include synthetic biology, protein engineering, and biological modeling. In the lab, he is currently working on adapting deep learning models for organoid barcoding and creating models for describing signaling pathway behavior. Outside of classes and lab, Gabe enjoys breakdancing, video games, and anime.

Evan Li

Evan is an undergraduate student majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Public Health Studies. He is interested in cancer research and its impacts on the practice of medicine.


Wei-Yu (Jackie) Chi, M.D.

Jessica Liang, B.S.