UNIVERSITY  OF  UTAH     Department  of  Pharmaceutics

COLLEGE    PHARMACY    and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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


Current Members


                        Mingnan Chen, PhD

                            Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry


                           Dr. Chen is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and 

                           Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of Utah and a member of the Utah Nano Institute. He is also a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dr. Chen received a bachelor's degree from the Jimei University, a master’s degree from Peking University, and a PhD from the University of Connecticut.




                        Shuyun Dong, PhD

                            Research Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry


                           I received my M.D. degree from West China University of Medical Sciences, M.P.H.

                           degree from Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, and PhD degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School. I joined the lab in 2012. My research focuses on developing novel carriers for vaccine delivery. I enjoy playing with my girl in my free time.




                       Peng Wang - PhD student

                          I completed my undergraduate degree at Sun Yet-sen University in 2013. In the same

                          year I joined Dr. Chen's lab to pursue my doctoral degree in Pharmaceutics and

                          Pharmaceutical Chemistry. My research aims to compare the immunogenic and non-

                          immunogenic carriers for drug delivery. Skiing is my favorite. I also like biking, rock climbing, hiking and fishing.



Former Members 

Peng Zhao, Ph.D. (2018) 

Min-Jee Goh - P-SURF student. (2017)

Dr. Tiefeng Xu - Visiting Scholar from Hainan Medical University. (2016)


Andrew Ramstead - Postdoctoral Fellow. (2014-2015)

Jinya Yin - BC Program student. (Spring 2015)


Chau Ho - Pharm.D Candidate (Spring 2015)


Megha Kundra - JDCHS Summer Program (Summer 2014)


Olimpia Okamura - ACCESS Program (Spring 2014)


Jaden Logik - Visiting Student (Spring 2014)


Michael Enda - JDCHS Summer Program (Summer 2013)


Scott Cho - Postdoctoral Fellow (April 2012-May 2013)