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

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


Chen's Laboratory for Immunotherapeutic Study

UNIVERSITY  OF  UTAH     Department  of  Pharmaceutics

COLLEGE    PHARMACY    and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Current Members


                        Mingnan Chen, PhD

                            Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry


                           Dr. Chen is an assistant 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)