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Tufts University School of Medicine

Howard Chen

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Laboratory: Tupper Building, 1307

Howard Chen

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Laboratory: Tupper Building, 1307

Phone 617-636-8248
Lab phone: 617-636-5208
Office: Tupper Building, 1319
Campus: Boston

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Education

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

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.