Chen Laboratory

Making ideas a reality!

Curiosity!

Curiosity is the core spirit of the lab. We believe every great discovery begins with your curiosity!

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We welcome everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, cultural background, upbringing, citizenship, and immigration status.

Research

We focus on applying human pluripotent stem cell-derived lung organoids as a model to study the mechanisms of lung injury repair, stem cell-based therapy, disease modeling, and regenerative medicine. Our ultimate goal is to reconstruct a functional trachea and lung outside or inside of our body for a replacement of the damaged one.

Team

Our team members (including their partners and lab babies) are the ones who make our ideas a reality!

Funding Sources

We will not make it without our generous sponsors who believe in our work!
NHLBI

NHLBI

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NICHD

NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
DoD

DoD

Department of Defense
Philanthropic Fund

Philanthropic Fund

ALA

ALA

American Lung Association
CIRM

CIRM

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Support Our Research

Philanthropy serves as an increasingly critical pillar of support for us. Your generous gift has the power to help us dramatically lessen death and disability for of millions of children and adults worldwide. Our generous donors made our pioneering translational ideas possible!