Ju Chen Laboratory In the Department of Medicine

"Understanding the Molecular Basis of Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Disease"

Prof. Dr. Ju Chen

  • Ju Chen, PhD.
    Professor of Medicine
    AHA Endowed Chair
    Director of Basic Cardiac Research
    School of Medicine
    UC San Diego
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About the Lab

My lab is interested in understanding the molecular basis of cardiac and skeletal myopathy. We are also studying a number of signaling pathways underlying cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.
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  • May 2017: Nesprin 1α2 is essential for mouse postnatal viability and nuclear positioning in skeletal muscle - a new manuscript at 'JCB'. More information here.
  • May 2017: Contributing to an article on Danon disease. More information here.
  • May 2017: Contributing to an article on FHL2 function. More information here.
  • March 2017: Contributing to an article on pericyte biology. More information here.
  • February 2017: A new method to create single-amino-acid-substituted and floxed mice is published in 'Science Reports'. More information here.
  • February 2017: Contributing to an article on role of NUMB and NUMBL in cardiomyocyte cell cycle regulation. More information here.
  • November 2017: Contributing to an article on Epac1 function. More information here.
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