Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina, USA
Dr. Hexin Chen received his Ph.D. degree in molecular virology at the University of Nebraska in 2000. His postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine focused on studying the role of developmental genes in breast cancer which was supported by two of his fellowship grants from Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), respectively. During his post-doctoral training under the guidance of Dr. SaraswatiSukumar, Dr. Chen gained knowledge and skills in molecular, genomic and proteomic techniques and animal model experience. In 2008, Dr. Chen joined the University of South Carolina as a tenure-track faculty member, his current research focused on studying the role of HER2 oncogene in normal mammary and breast cancer stem cells. His research projects are supported by grants from National Institute of Health (NIH), American Cancer Society (ACS) and Elsa Pardee Cancer Research foundation.
His research interest is focused on studying the role of HER2 oncogene in normal mammary and breast cancer stem cells.