The Chen Lab investigates metal homeostasis in healthy and diseased neurons using single-molecule techniques, with the goals to understand how metals affect neuronal signaling and cause neurodegenerative diseases. Chen group members will gain valuable experience in state-of-the-art single-molecule microscopy/spectroscopy characterization, molecular biology, and data analyses. Contact Tai-Yen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn about a perfect research project for you!
Congratulations to Xihong and Yu-Shan on the acceptance of research article by J. Phys. Chem. B !!! Our first research paper is finally published !!! Great work !!!
Warm welcome to our new graduate students, Huanhuan Chen and Yuteng Cheng, in joining the group!
Watche your nerve !!! Our group host students from Hightower High School to see the hiPSC-derived neurons under microscope !
Warm welcome to our new Welch summer student Thomas Su in joining the group!
Tai-Yen won the High Priority Area Research Small Equipment Award!
Yu-Shan's review article are featured on the cover of Acc. Chem. Res.!
Tai-Yen won the Welch Research Grants Award!
Warm welcome to our new undergraduate student Sunkyung Jung in joining the group!
Tai-Yen won the High Priority Area Research Seed Grants Award!
Tai-Yen will teache undergraduate physical chemistry (CHEM 4370) in spring 2018.
Congratulations to Yu-Shan on the acceptance of her review article by Acc. Chem. Res. This article reviews an emerging new paradigm of protein-DNA interactions, in which proteins show concentration-enhanced unbinding from DNA via ternary complexes that are enabled by multivalent protein-DNA contacts.