Qiang Shawn Chen
Professor, Center for Infectious Diseases
Arizona State University, USA
Dr. Qiang "Shawn" Chen obtained his PhD in biochemistry from University of Arizona and postdoctoral training in molecular genetics from University of Minnesota. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, the Biodesign Institute and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Dr. Chen spent more than ten years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry directing research in therapeutic protein development in both plant and mammalian cell culture systems. Prior to joining ASU, Dr. Chen was the Associate Director of division of protein chemistry at Cardinal Health and a Sr. Scientist at Monsanto.
Dr. Chen’s research interests include the development of protein-based therapeutics and vaccines in plant systems. His laboratory is currently focusing on optimizing the expression and assembly of monoclonal antibodies and designing novel mAb fusion proteins to enhance their targeting, safety, and efficacy against infectious diseases and cancers.