Dr. Chun-Shiang Chung is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Research) at Rhode Island Hospital and the Brown Alpert School of Medicine. With fellow lab members Fabienne Venet PhD and Xin Huang PhD, MDWith fellow lab members Fabienne Venet PhD and Xin Huang PhD, MD

Dr. Chung obtained her B.S and M.S degrees in botany at the Chinese Culture University and the National Chun-Hsing University in Taiwan.  In 1992, Dr. Chung obtained a second M.S. degree in Microbiology and received her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in 1997.  Dr. Chung completed her postdoctoral training in Dr. Alfred Ayala's lab in the Department of Surgery's Division of Surgical Research at Rhode Island Hospital, and in 2002 received a faculty appointment to Instructor in Surgery (Research). 

With a broad background in immunology and biochemistry and more than 15 years' expertise in the application of the murine model of sepis-cecal ligation and puncture, Dr. Chung has served as co-investigator on several of Dr. Ayala's NIH-funded grants over the past decade.  In 2004, she was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery (Research) and continues to produce many peer-reviewed publications related to sepis-Dr. Chung with former research student Yu (Tina) ZahoDr. Chung with former research student Yu (Tina) Zahoinduced changes in apoptosis, immune and organ function.  Dr. Chung has also served as an Ad Hoc reviewer for several journals in her field and as a mentor for many undergraduates, graduate and medical students and residents.