Zhi-Ming Zheng, MD, PhD, National Cancer Institute/NIH

Zhi-Ming Zheng, MD, PhD
Zhi-Ming Zheng, MD, PhD

The Zheng laboratory first identified RNA cis-elements in regulation of alternative RNA splicing in papillomavirus in 1996 and has been studying protein-RNA interactions and their consequences in various infections with tumorviruses, including high-risk human papillomaviruses and Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. Their studies aim to understand how RNA splicing and small regulatory RNAs regulate the expression of viral and host genes in viral carcinogenesis. The long-term goal is to develop a series of therapeutic approaches to control viral or cellular gene expression for cancer treatment and to identify biomarkers for clinical diagnosis and prognosis.



  1. Jia R, Li C, McCoy JP, Deng CX, Zheng ZM. SRp20 is a proto-oncogene critical for cell proliferation and tumor induction and maintenance. Int J Biol Sci. 2010 Dec 15;6(7):806-26. PubMed PMID: 21179588; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3005347.