Howard Chen, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medicine



BS, Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biology, Brandeis University
PhD, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Boston College
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper Building, 1319
Laboratory: Tupper Building, 1307

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-8248
Lab Phone: 617-636-5208
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

Our lab focuses on developing molecular imaging paradigms to better understand cell death and survival pathways in vivo. Cell death is the hallmark of many devastating disorders. The ability to preserve cell viability is thus of utmost importance. We take an interdisciplinary approach encompassing fundamental molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and state-of-the-art imaging technologies, nanoscience, and synthetic chemistry to gain biological and pathophysiological insights. We further apply the molecular imaging technology and mechanistic insights to bridge the preclinical experimentations to clinically relevant disease diagnosis and novel therapeutics.


Lab Members

Samuel Ding, Undergraduate Student Intern Send an e-mail Abstract in PubMed
Zehedina Khatun, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Abstract in PubMed
Lan Wei, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Abstract in PubMed

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development