Â Limin Chen
Limin Chen Toronto General Research Institute University of Toronto Toronto ON M5G 1L6 Canada Institute of Blood Transfusion Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College Chengdu Sichuan 610061 China Tel: +86-28-61648530 E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Dr. Limin Chen, a professor with Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)/Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and also an affiliated scientist with the University of Toronto, now is the director and chief scientific officer of the center for transfusion transmitted infectious diseases, Institute of Blood Transfusion (IBT), CAMS/PUMC, Member of the American Association for Studies of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and Canadian Association for Studies of Liver (CASL). He got his MD, MSc in biochemistry and molecular biology in China, PhD in molecular genetics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Chen obtained his postdoctoral training both at the Merck Research Laboratories and at the Harvard Medical School . Currently Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the virus-host interaction of the hepatitis viruses, especially HCV and HBV. He pioneered the work on identification of the response signature and proposed a novel mechanism on how HCV exploits host innate immune response to benefit its persistent infection and resistance to interferon-based therapy.
Limin is a research associate, managing the cDNA microarray group focusing on discovering diagnostic and prognostic markers of liver diseases