- Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology
Phone: (773) 834-2459
Fax: (773) 702-3002
Dr. Chen’s major research interests is to conduct integrated analyses of cancer-omics on both protein-coding and non-coding genes (particularly, microRNAs) regarding both genetic and epigenetic changes in the development of leukemia and lymphoma, using various techniques, to obtain a more complete understanding of the complex genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer development and to identify novel markers and targets for the diagnosis, prognosis prediction, and treatment of cancers. In addition, Dr. Chen is also interested in identifying leukemia-stem-cell-specific genetic and epigenetic changes on both protein-coding and non-coding genes. These genes and the relevant pathways could serve as therapeutic targets in the future to overcome the drug resistance problem.