University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Chen currently is the Deputy Director of Alaska State Public Health Virology Laboratory and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Wildlife and Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dr. Chen's research activity focuses on the diagnosis and research of public health related viral infection in Alaska. His Virology Laboratory is a joint effort between State of Alaska Public Health Division and University of Alaska Fairbanks. Current research projects involve both clinical and basic virology research. Dr.Chen obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Virology at Osaka University Medical School in Japan and his post doctorate training at University of British Columbia at Vancouver, Canada.
The clinical research focuses on molecular diagnosis of viral infections, as well as technology development for the diagnosis of emerging human pathogens. The basic research in this lab involves in the virus-human cell interaction and the role of tumor virus in human tumorigenesis.