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Dr. Jianyuan Chai

Principal Investigator
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 E. 7th St

Brief Biography:

Dr. Chai received his Ph.D from the City University of New York in 1998 and completed his post-doctoral training at Harvard University in 2001. Currently, he is a principal investigator of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs and a faculty member of the Department of Medicine at University of California in Irvine.

Dr. Chai has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in diverse areas including protozoology, parasitology, arachnology, marine biology, cardiology and gastroenterology. His current research focuses on acid reflux induced esophageal cancer. He holds professional membership with AGA, AHA, and ASBMB, has been a solicited reviewer for multiple journals and grants, and also serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief for World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, editorial board members of World Journal of Gastroenterology and Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  


Academic positions:

Assistant Professor


Research interests:

esophageal malignancy


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

It can be a more active alternative for conventional publishing.