UNIVERSITY  OF  UTAH     Department  of  Pharmaceutics

COLLEGE    PHARMACY    and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Lab News



Chen's Laboratory for Immunotherapeutic Study

Chen Lab, Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah

30 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 USA


Postdoctoral Fellows 

We are looking for a scientist who have previous training background in protein and antibody engineering to join us to develop tools and therapeutics to modulate or better immunity. We welcome your inquiry with a CV and a representative research publication of yours.

Ph.D. candidates

We always encourage student candidates who share our research passion to contact us, learn more about us, contribute to science and medicine together with us. 

Pharm.D. and undergraduate researchers are also welcome!

March 4, 2019, our recent progress in pursuing a better therapy for autoimmune disease patients was published online on Nature Biomedical Engineering. This new research article suggested that it is possible to specifically deplete pathogenic immune cells causing autoimmune diseases while leaving normal immune cells untouched, a therapeutic option (an intelligent knight) long hoped by autoimmune disease patients. Here is a Behind The Paper blog for the "knight". 

January 25, 2019, our lab received a major funding (R01) from the NIH. This support allows us, together with our clinician, immunologist, statistician collaborators at the University of Utah and Ohio State University, to develop a more powerful and less deleterious treatment for autoimmune disease patients.