Clinical and Research Background
Dr. Chen’s main research interest is in understanding pathogenesis of cancer using zebrafish and mammalian experimental systems. Her current research focuses on dissecting cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma, in particular the key events driving tumor progression, relapse and metastasis. Her laboratory utilizes chemical genetics, gene editing technology and functional genomics in human cell-based assays, zebrafish and xenograft mouse models to identify and characterize key driver events of rhabdomyosarcoma.
Dr. Chen’s clinical research interest is in bone and soft tissue pathology.
Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology
Academic and Medical Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2019-Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2013-2019
Instructor, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2012-2013
Education and Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer/Stem Cell Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2010-2013
Clinical Fellowship, Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2009-2010
Residency, Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006-2009
M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
Ph.D., Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2004
B.S. cum laude in Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1997
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