Assistant Professor in Molecular Engineering and in The Ben May Department for Cancer Research. 2020-

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Biology, Weill Cornell Medicine. 2015-2020


PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

MS, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

PharmD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University


2023-2026    Department of Defense (DoD) Idea Development Award

2022-2024.   Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) Pilot Project Award

2022-2023.   Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) Pilot Project Award

2021-2022.   UCCCC-Janet D. Rowley Discovery Fund

2021-2023.   Cancer Research Foundation (CRF) Young Investigator

2019.                 AACR-KCA Young Investigator Award

2019-2024.   K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award

2015-2018.   Arnold O. Beckman Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows Award

2018.                 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Scholar-in-Training Award

2013-2014.   NIH NCI-Physical Sciences in Oncology (PS-OC) Young Investigator Award

2011-2014.   U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship


Han YL, Yang L, Duan XH, Duan FY, Nilsson-Payant B., …. Chen HJ.* Schwartz R.* Chen SB.* Identification of SARS-CoV-2 Inhibitors using Lung and Colonic Organoids. Nature, 2021. 589. 270-275 (co-corresponding author).

Lian QZ.*Zhang K, Zhang Z, Duan FY, Guo L, Yang L., …Chen ZW., Chen Y., Chen HJ* Differential Effects of Macrophage Subtypes on SARS-CoV-2 Infection in A Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Model. Nature Communications. 2022. 13: 2028. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29731-5

Chen, HJ.*, Paron, A.*, Unni, A., Huang, XL., Elemento, O., Snoeck, H., Varmus, H., Generation of pulmonary neuroendocrine cells and SCLC-like tumors from human embryonic stem cells Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2019, 216 (3): 674.

Chen, HJ. *, Miller, P. *, Shuler, M.L., a Pumpless Body-on-a-chip Model Using Primary Culture of human Intestinal Cells and 3D Culture of Liver Cells. Lab on a Chip, (2018), 18(14):2036-2046. (article and cover)

Chen, HJ.*, Wei, Z. *, Sun J., Savage, D., Curley, S., Serda, R., Copeland, N.G., Jenkins, N.A. †, Shuler, M.L. †, A recellularized human colon model identifies cancer driver genes. Nature Biotechnology, (2016) 34(8):845-51.

Chen, HJ., Sun, J., Huang, Z., Hou, H., Arcilla, M., Rakhilin, N., Joe, D., Choi, J., Gadamsetty, P., Milsom, J., Nandakumar, G., Longman, R., Zhou, X. K., Edwards, R., Chen J., Chen K. Y., Bu, P., Wang, L., Xu, Y., Munroe, R., Abratte, C., Miller, A. D., Gümüş, Z. H., Shuler, M., Nishimura, N., Edelmann, W., Shen, X., and Lipkin, S., M. Comprehensive models of human primary and metastatic colorectal tumors in immunodeficient and immunocompetent mice by chemokine targeting. Nature Biotechnology, (2015) 33, 656-660.

Chen, HJ., Edwards, R., Tucci, S., Bu, P., Milsom, J., Lee, S., Edelmann, W., Gümüs, ZH., Shen, X., Lipkin, SM., The chemokine receptor 9-chemokine 25 axis suppresses colon cancer invasion and metastasis. Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2012) 122(9):3184–3196.


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