Binnian Wei, PhD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Special Interests: 
Tobacco exposure
Emerging chemicals of health concern
Secondhand marijuana smoke exposure


Dr. Binnian Wei is currently an assistant professor at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He earned his Ph.D. from the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), Rutgers University in 2012.  Between 2012 and 2017, he worked as a research scientist at the Tobacco and Volatiles Branch (TVB), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States. He has a broad range of research interests in laboratory sciences. His current research focuses on assessing exposure to emerging chemicals of health concern in consumables, secondhand marijuana smoke and tobacco smoke. Details about Dr. Wei’s research work can be found at his laboratory website.

On July 2, 2019, Dr. Wei was named as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Donald J. Trump.


Education and Training: 
PhD - Rutgers University, Biomedical and Health Sciences
MS - Peking University, China; BS - Nankai University, China
Honors and Awards: 
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), CDC/DHHS (2019)
IPA/DGUV Award, International Society of Exposure Science (2012)