On Jan. 28, Governor Chris Christie nominated, or filed a notice of intent to nominate, individuals who were previously nominated but not confirmed during the 215th legislative session, according to a release from the Office of the Governor.
One of Christie's nominations for appointments was Huifeng Niu, Ph.D. of Scotch Plains to the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research.
Huifeng Niu is currently the Associate Director of Translational Medicine at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, according to Linkedin.
Niu received a Ph.D. from The Chicago Medical School in 1995 in Pharmacology and Molecular Biology.
Following Niu's Postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University from 1995 to 1997, she held the position of Senior Associate Research Scientist at the Institute of Cancer Genetics at Columbia from 1997 to 2001.
According to her Linkedin profile, Niu has over 15 years of cancer research experience, cancer drug discovery and early clinical development.
Nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, the release stated.