Ju Chen Laboratory In the Department of Medicine

Members of the Ju Chen lab

The Ju Chen lab is a multinational group of engaged scientists and researchers under the guidance and supervision of Ju Chen, PhD.

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The Ju Chen lab in 2015.


Assistant Project Scientists and Postdoctoral Scholars


xx Dieu Hung Lao, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist

Research focus: I am interested in the functions of GEF proteins in the heart.
A list of my publications on Pubmed.
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Yongxin Mu, PhD Yongxin Mu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar.

Research focus: I am trying to explore the role of z-line protein Cypher in skeletal muscle maintenance and regeneration. I am also interested in finding novel functions for this protein.
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Tongbin Wu, PhD Tongbin Wu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar.

Research focus: FHL1 is a multi-functional protein involved in diverse biological processes in striated muscles. Mutations within FHL1 are found to be the cause of four distinct forms of myopathy. Using FHL1 knock out and point mutation mouse models, I seek to understand the molecular mechanisms behind FHL1-induced muscle disease.
More about my research interests on FHL1 and a list of my publications on Pubmed.
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Jennifer Veevers, PhD Jennifer Veevers, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar.

Research focus: My current research focus is to define pathways required for specification, proliferation, and differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into cardiac cell lineages. These studies will inform approaches for cardiac regenerative repair and will develop stem cell-based experimental models to study heart failure and other human cardiomyopathies.
More on my research interests and a short bio here.
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Xi Fang, PhD Xi Fang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar.

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Wei Feng, PhD Wei Feng, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar.

Research focus: The role of Nesprins in heart and skeletal muscle.
Canzhao Liu, PhD Canzhao Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar.

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Julius Bogomolovas, PhD Julius Bogomolovas, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar.

Research focus: FHL1 protein functions.
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Zhiyuan Zhang, PhD student Zhiyuan Zhang
Research Scholar, PhD student.

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Xiaolong Ma Xiaolong Ma
Research Scholar.

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Simone Spinozzi Simone Spinozzi
Postdoctoral Scholar.

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Undergraduate Students


Stephanie Myers Stephanie Myers
Lab Assistant, Administration

Celine Wang Celine Wang
Lab Assistant, Undergraduate Researcher




Learn more about our research focus

We are interested in elucidating molecular mechanisms behind human muscle diseases using genetically engineered mouse models.

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