Welcome Dr. Wei Chen

Posted on: Wednesday, 01/18/2017

Welcome Dr. Wei Chen, a new adjunct assistant professor in the Section of Endodontics.

Dr. Chen is originally from China and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Anhui Normal University, WuHu, China. He then pursued his Master of Science degree in Cellular Biology from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; followed by a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Institute of Radiation Medicine of Beijing. He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, American Dental Association, and the International Association for Dental Research.

Dr. Chen’s research program is focused on oral mucosal diseases, including oral cancer, chemical- and radiation-induced oral mucositis, and aging-associated oral epithelial dysfunction.  These studies were based on extensive investigations of the mechanisms underlying cellular senescence (aging) and immortalization of normal human oral keratinocytes (NHOK).

We are excited to have Dr. Chen join the dental school’s Endodontics faculty.