People

People

The Chen Lab studies the synthesis and design of medically important small molecules. We develop new methods and strategies for natural-product synthesis, and design small molecules that modulate cellular functions. We seek to advance the technologies for small-molecule synthesis and develop new drugs for treating cancer and immune diseases.
 

Principal Investigator

Chuo Chen, Ph.D.

Professor and Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2001–2004)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University
Ph.D. in Chemistry (2001)
Harvard University
B.S. in Chemistry (1995)
National Taiwan University
 
Contact Information
Department of Biochemistry
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-9038
Office: L4.138
Tel: (214) 648-5048
Fax: (214) 648-6455
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Yong Lu

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2018)
Peking University, Advisor: Zhen Yang
B.S. in Chemistry (2012)
Lanzhou University
Tel: (214) 648-8925
 
 
 
 

Research Staffs

 
 
 
 

Gina Carrion

Tel: (214) 648-8925
 
 
 
 

Liping Li

Tel: (214) 648-8925
 
 
 
 

Qian Wang

Tel: (214) 648-8925
 
 

Former Graduate Student

Xiao Wang
2006–2012
B.S., Peking University, Advisor: Prof. Jiaxi Xu
Current: Senior Scientist, Merck
 

Former Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Lin You
2016 - 2021
Ph.D., Peking University, Advisor: Prof. Zhen Yang

Chen Zhu
2013
Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Guo-Qiang Lin
Current: Professor, Suzhou University
 
Chengwei Zhang
2015–2016
Ph.D. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Chaozhong Li
 
Fei Tan
2019–2020
Ph.D. Sichuan University, Advisor: Prof. Xiaoming Feng
 
Heping Shi
2010–2017
Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Biao Jiang
 
Jen-Chieh Hsieh
2008
Ph.D., National Tsing Hua University, Advisor: Prof. Chien-Hong Cheng
 
Jianming Lu
2005–2011
Ph.D., Nankai University, Advisor: Prof. Jin-Pei Cheng
 
Jibao Xia
2010–2015
Ph.D. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Shu-Li You
Current: Professor, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics
 
Jing Li
2013–2015
Ph.D., Peking University Health Science Center, Advisor: Prof. Yanxing Jia
 
Lei Han
2016–2019
Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Biao Jiang
 
Qi Wei
2015–2018
Ph.D. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Shengming Ma
 
Qiaoling Wang
2006–2011
Ph.D., Lanzhou University, Advisor: Prof. Xuegong She
 
Saptarshi De
2013–2014
Ph.D., Wayne State University, Advisor: Prof. Jim Rigby
Current: Principal Investigator, DuPont
 
Shuanhu Gao
2007–2010
Ph.D., Lanzhou University, Advisor: Prof. Yong-Qiang Tu
Current: Professor, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University
 
Xianghui Tan
2004–2008
Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China, Advisor: Prof. Qing-Xiang Guo
Current: Chief Technology Officer, ChemPacific Corportation
 
Xiaolei Wang
2011–2015
Ph.D. Lanzhou University, Advisor: Prof. Xuegong She
 
Yuanwei Dai
2015–2017
Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Biao Yu
 
Yuyong Ma
2013–2015
Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Biao Yu
 
Zhiqiang Ma
2007–2015
Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Hongbin Zhai
Current: Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology
 

Former Summer Undergraduate Students


Benjamin Kernen
2015
Summer Intern from University of North Texas
 
Julian Maceren
2019
Amgen Scholar from Rochester University
 
Khoa Nguyen
2012
QP-SURF student from the University of Texas at Arlington
 
Lauren Garofalo
2010
QP-SURF student from Baylor University
 
Matthew Bedard
2015
Summer Intern from Vanderbilt University
 
Nyle Sharif
2019
QP- SURF student from Northeastern University
 
Phillip Steininger
2008
QP-SURF student from Washington University
 
Rae McFarlin
2009
QP-SURF student from Texas Woman's University
 
Vivian Shaw
2006–2007
Summer Intern from University of Pennsylvania
 

Former Summer High School Students


Adrian Bustos
2011
STARS student from Talented and Gifted School at Townview
 
Bao (Manny) Nguyen
2010
STARS student from Haltom High School
 
Brian Chhor
2008
STARS student from Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, The School for the Talented and Gifted
 
John La
2012
STARS student from the School of Science and Engineering Magnet
 
Karen De La Fuenta
2009
STARS student from the Science and Engineering Magnet at Townview