Honorary Associate Professor Qihan Dong
Honorary Associate Professor
D06 - Blackburn Building
Associate Professor Dong was trained as a Physician but pursued a full time research career after being awarded PhD in 1992 from The University of Sydney. He then continued as a Fogarty Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, USA. On returning to Sydney in 1996, he was appointed as the Head of the Cancer Biology Group. The Group has grown from 1 PhD student to now include 10 members. Dong has taken 15 students (9 PhD and 6 Master) since his appointment as Group leader in 1996. Ten of them have completed and now work in biomedical field. Dong also takes responsibility to teach Senior Registrar from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Two Gordon Craig Fellows have spent one year (full time) in Dongs laboratory to conduct basic research on prostate cancer. He is the overseas supervisor for Chinese students sponsored by National China Scholar Council (3 have completed their studies and returned to China). Dong was awarded one of the 12 inaugural Career Development & Support NSW Cancer Institute Fellowships in 2005.He has published 54 papers (total citations of 1,672). Thirty-eight papers were published after his appointment as the Group Head in peer-reviewed international journals with an average Impact factor of 4.5. He is the first or senior/corresponding author on 77% of them. His work has led to lodgement of an International Patent (Northern America, EU, Japan and Australia).
Qihan Dong is the Head of the Cancer Biology Group and aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying survival and proliferation of cancer cells.
Dong is the guest lecturer on Prostate Cancer to University of Sydney senior pathology students (since 2008) and to the Master Course for Surgery (2011).