Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yi Arial Zeng did her PhD at Simon Fraser University in Canada and postdoctoral work at Stanford University. She has been a principal investigator at Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2010. Her research interest is to reveal the identity of adult stem cells, understand their regulatory mechanisms, determine how these mechanisms have been hijacked in diseases, and learn how to manipulate the key players for the purposes of regenerative and cancer medicine. She currently focuses her research efforts on mammary stem cells and breast cancers.