The Wu Jieping Medical Foundation has made a gift of $100,000 to support research by Si-Yi Chen, MD, PhD, at USC Norris Comprehensive cancer Center and Dept. Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

The gift will fund a pilot translational research project using next-generation DNA sequencing for personalized cancer therapy.

The foundation is a leading foundation in China established in 2002 in Beijing, China, under the administration of the Ministry of Health and in honor of Wu Jieping, a founder of modern China’s medicine and medical education.

Chen said he was “honored by the Wu Jjieping’s gift and belief in the translational research that is taking place in my lab.”

Rong Shi, director, oncology division of the foundation said “This is a first step toward a long-term collaboration with Professor Chen at USC Norris and the foundation.”