Jake (Jinkun) Chen, DDS, PhD

Jake (Jinkun) Chen, DDS, PhD

Professor of General Dentistry



DDS, Jiao Tong University
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
MDS, University of Connecticut Health Science Center
PhD, Biomedical Sciences, University of Toronto


Campus: Boston
Office: Dental, 6th Floor
Laboratory: Dental, 6th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2729
Lab Phone: 617-636-0341
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology 


Research Synopsis

Our laboratory focuses on Translational Studies and Stem Cell-based Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) aiming to transfer the Basic Bench Results to Clinical Science Research. Ongoing projects include: cell-based gene therapy to regenerate and repair lost tissues in oral and craniofacial region; understanding the mechanisms and developing therapeutic strategies for treating dental disorders associated with systemic diseases; and application of nano-materials together with transcription factors, cytokinies, non-coding RNAs and hormones to facilitate tissue engineering and regeneration.

Lab Members

Tong Chen, Visiting Scientist  Send an e-mail
Kevin Hu, Visiting Scientist Send an e-mail
Junxiang Lian, Visiting ScientistSend an e-mail
Yao Liu, Visiting Scientist Send an e-mail
Wei Qiu, Visiting Scientist Send an e-mail
Qisheng Tu, Associate Professor  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Paloma Valverde, Consultant Send an e-mail 
Xingwen Wu, Visiting Scientist Send an e-mail
Zoe Zhu, Visiting Scientist Send an e-mail

Apply to the Sackler School


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