Gang (Mike) Chen
I am Mike, the oldest graduate student in Biology at SMU. I received my MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and another MS in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. After a short research stay at the University of Connecticut, I joined the SMU Biochemistry Ph.D. program in 2014, and have been working with Dr. Vogel and Dr. Wise since then. My research has been focused on mechanistic studies of inhibitors of membrane proteins that cause multidrug resistances in cancers and other diseases. A variety of tools are being used in this research, including biochemical and biophysical assays on purified proteins, as well as cell based assays on multidrug resistance cancer cell lines. My 4-year-old son, Aaron, is also dedicated to research in Biology.