Zhi-Chun Ding

Assistant Professor

Zhi-Chun Ding

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


I have more than 10 years of experience in T cell immunology, tumor microenvironment and cancer immunotherapy.

  • (706) 721-6257
  • CN 4121A


  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry Fudan University, 2008

  • BS, Biotechnology Nanjing Agricultural Universit, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Paceline Early-Career Researcher Award Paceline, 2020

  • Institutional Research Grant American Cancer Socity, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MOLM 9040

    Molecular Med Journal Club
  • MOLM 9020

    Seminar in Molecular Med

Teaching Interests

Advanced Immunology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Alteration of Tumor Metabolism by CD4+T Cells Leads to TNF-alpha-Dependent Intensification of Oxidative Stress and Tumor Cell Death, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Alkylating Agent Melphalan Augments the Efficacy of Adoptive Immunotherapy Using Tumor-Specific CD4(+) T Cells, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Immunosuppressive Myeloid Cells Induced by Chemotherapy Attenuate Antitumor CD4(+) T-Cell Responses through the PD-1-PD-L1 Axis, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Polyfunctional CD4(+) T cells are essential for eradicating advanced B-cell lymphoma after chemotherapy, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Chemotherapy rescues tumor-driven aberrant CD4(+) T-cell differentiation and restores an activated polyfunctional helper phenotype, 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal