Chun ChenScientist Amegen Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Email: email@example.com Tel: 540-200-8818 Research Pages:
Current Research Interests
My primary interest of research focuses on applying computational techniques to study dynamics of biological systems, so as to shed light on our understandings of life behaviors, especially the underlying mechanisms behind complex diseases(such as cancer).
Presently I am working on modeling signaling trasduction pathways to explain dynamical cellular behaviors (e.g. cell proliferation and cell death) in mammalian cells. I am particularly interested in cell life/death decision mechanism in which both survival and death signaling pathways are tightly interweaved and balanced. Besides, I am also participating in a estrogen receptor signaling project. I hope to combine both experimental and computational tools to elucidate the mechanism of breast cancer placiticity and encocrine resistance, which may contribute to our understanding of better therapies on breast cancer treatment.
|Ph.D.||2013||Virginia Tech, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.|
|M.S.||2008||Nanjing University, China, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.|
|B.S.||2005||Nanjing University, China, Biotechnology.|
|Jan 2014 - May 2014||Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Tyson's Lab, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA|
|Sep 2008 - Dec 2013||PhD Student, Genetics Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Virginia Tech|
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Chun was born in Zhenjiang, a small but beatiful city in China. He now lives in Blacksburg, VA together with his wife Lingling XU, who is also a gradute student in Virginia Tech. They like watching TV/movies and cooking in their spare time.