Kenneth Chen, M.D.


Kenneth is a Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Research Fellow

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Education: B.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2002; M.D., UT Southwestern, 2006

When I'm in the Lab: I study a pediatric kidney cancer called Wilms tumor, which is the fourth most common childhood cancer. My preliminary research has identified a subset of Wilms tumors with dysregulated expression of microRNAs, a type of short noncoding RNA that regulates protein production. I am studying how this dysregulation causes cancer in children with the aim of developing a novel therapeutic strategy for these tumors.

When I'm not in the Lab: I watch football, play guitar, read, and watch Arrested Development.