Chi-Ping Day in Nature Resaerch Cancer Community
Lentiviral vector of luciferase-eGFP fusion gene driven by FerH promoter
Lentiviral vector of luciferase-eGFP fusion gene driven by Pol2 promoter
Glowing head mice
The goal of Dr. Day's research is to identify driving factors of progression and therapeutic response in cancer by integrative modeling approach, especially using genetically engineered mouse models and computational models, a "reiterate (real) mouse-to-(computer) mouse" strategy.
Cancer modeling; metastatic melanoma; preclinical study of immunotherapy
Dr. Day's expertise is in cancer modeling and translation of preclinical testing to clinics, focusing on immunotherapies and its combinations with other treatment. His researches emphasize the modeling as an approach to map the complex system through a process of continuous improvement. He also have many years of experience in building the infrastructure of research, facilitating the efficiency, proficiency, and productivity of a lab under appropriate budget control.
Inventions 1. Lentiviral vectors for long term in vivo expression of dual fluorescence/luminescence reporters. (2011) Inventors: Dominic Esposito, Chi-Ping Day, and Glenn Merlino. NIH Employee Invention Report Reference No. E‐132‐2011. 2. A bioimaging marker‐tolerant mouse allowing consistent tumor labeling and monitoring in an immunocompetent mouse model. (2010) Inventors: Chi-Ping Day and Glenn Merlino. NIH Employee Invention Report Reference No. E‐173‐2010.
Dr. Chi-Ping Day received his BS diploma in chemistry from National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan in 1992 and MS diploma in biochemistry from National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1996. He then joined the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he received his Ph.D. in 2005 for his work on the development of breast cancer-specific gene therapy system. In October 2005, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Merlino as a visiting fellow to receive his post-doctoral training, then became Staff Scientist in 2012.
By Peter Kelmenson, Technical Information Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory eNews
Immune-deficient mice engrafted with primary human tumors or cell lines have long been the traditional preclinical models for evaluating candidate cancer drugs. This strategy, while useful for understanding some key aspects of tumor cell behavior, has had only limited success in predicting the efficacy of promising therapeutic candidates clinically. Read more...
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
May 6, 2015
A new breed of lab animals, dubbed “glowing head mice,” may do a better job than conventional mice in predicting the success of experimental cancer drugs—while also helping to meet an urgent need for more realistic preclinical animal models. Read more...
By Anthony King, BioPharma Reporter
June 18, 2015
Molecules like green fluorescent protein (GFP) and luciferase are much used for tumours inside mouse models. Engineered into tumour cells, these light-emitting markers can be detected by a camera and allow tumour progress to be tracked and quantified. Read more...