• Zhi Wen M.D. & Ph.D.

  • Associate Research Scientist

    • Center for Precision Medicine Research
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML8 Marshfield, WI 54449
    • (715) 221-6444


2004 to 2011:
Ph.D., Cancer Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1995 to 2000:
M.D., Clinic medicine, Central South University, Changsha, China

Work Experience

2021 to Present:
Associate Research Scientist, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, WI
2013 to 2020:
post-doctoral/associate researcher, University of WIsconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
2011 to 2013:
Post doctor, MD Anderson Cancer Center/Biodesign Institute, Houstin, TX/Tempe, AZ
2000 to 2004:
Junior faculty member, Central South University, Changsha, China


My group has broad interests in cancer research, including cancer biology, precision medicine and cancer prevention. We apply OMICS apporaches, molecular and cellular biology techniques, and mouse models to investigate the roles of both human tumor viruses and genetic variants in cancer initiation, progression and treatment. We currently work on screening FDA-approved drugs in cancer patient samples in order to provide oncologists with sensitive drug candidates. We are closely collaborating with oncologists to optimze the treatment plan/drug combination by maximizing its efficacy and minimizing its toxicity. Our long-term efforts are a part of cancer prevention through addressing fundmental questions in cancer initiation.