Department of Fundamental Oncology
University of Lausanne
Ping-Chih Ho got his B.S. in Botany and M.S. in Biochemical Science at National Taiwan University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He then decided to work as research technician in Department of Pharmacology at University of Minnesota. After one year working in Prof. Li-Na Wei’s lab as research technician, he joined Prof. Li-Na Wei’s lab as a Ph.D. student in 2008. During his Ph.D. study, he focused on transcriptional and non-transcription role of receptor-interacting protein 140 (RIP140) in adipocyte dysfunction and macrophage inflammatory regulation. In 2012, he joined Prof. Susan Kaech lab at Yale University to explore a new field of Kaech lab in cancer immunology. There, he showed that metabolic competition between cancer cells and T cells contributes to T cell dysfunction in the tumor microenvironment and further implied that nutrient restriction in tumors can be a general stress for infiltrating immune cells. In 2015 September, he was recruited at the LICR as a tenure-track assistant professor.