I joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute as an assistant member in 2017. Before coming to Roswell, I had seven years of training and work experience at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute (NCI), first as a postdoctoral fellow, then as an employee. I received an MD degree from Beijing Medical University in China in 2001, and an ScD from Harvard School of Public Health in 2010, with epidemiology as my major concentration. Biostatistics, and genetic and molecular epidemiology were my minors.
I developed two research portfolios at NCI: 1) Smoking, genetic and molecular biomarkers, and lung cancer risk and screening; 2) Circadian rhythm, sleep, biomarkers and cancer. Here at Roswell, I plan to integrate my research expertise with the unique resources at RPCI to develop my future trajectories, such as studying smoking and smoking cessation, as well as circadian rhythm in oncology settings and/or populations of different ethnicities, with the purpose of cancer prevention, and improving patients’ survival and quality of life.
- Gu F*, Zhang H, Hyland PL, Berndt S, Gapstur SM, Wheeler W, the ELLIPSE consortium … Schernhammer E, Yu K, Landi M, Caporaso NE. Inherited variation in circadian rhythm genes and risks of prostate cancer and three other cancer sites in combined cancer consortia. Int J Cancer. 2017 July (in press, *corresponding author)
- Gu F*, Derkach A, Freedman ND, Landi M, Albanes E, Weinstein SJ, Mondul AM, Matthews CE, Guertin KA, Xiao Q, Zheng W, Shu X, Sampson JN, Moore SC, Caporaso NE. Cigarette smoking behavior and blood metabolomics. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;45(5):1421-1432 (PMID:26721601, *corresponding author)
- Gu F*, Xiao Q, Chu LW, Yu K, Matthews CE, Hsing AW, Caporaso NE. Sleep Duration and Cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort. PloS one. 2016 Sep; 11(9):e01615 ( PMID: 27611440, *corresponding author)
- Gu F, Han J, Laden F, Pan A, Caporaso NE, Stampfer MJ, Kawachi I, Rexrode KM, Willett WC, Hankinson SE, Speizer FE, Schernhammer ES. Night-shift work and all cause mortality in Nurses’ Health Study. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Mar;48(3):241-52. (PMID:25576495)
- Gu F*, Wacholder S, Kovalchik S, Panagiotou OS, Reyes-Guzman C, Freedman ND, De Matteis S, Consonni D, Bertazzi PA, Bergen AW, Landi MT, Caporaso NE. Time to first morning cigarette (TTFC) and lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014, Jun 19;106(6). (PMID: 24948709, *corresponding author)