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Xiqun Chen

Xiqun Chen

Assistant professor
Harvard Medical School
USA

Biography

Dr. Xiqun Chen, MD, PhD, is an Assistant professor of Neurology and Principle Investigator at the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. The overall goal of Dr. Chen’s work is to develop improved therapies for Parkinson’s and related neurodegenerative disorders. After graduation with medical and PhD degrees from Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University in 2001, Dr. Chen pursued her postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Rochester and Columbia University in the US to study signaling pathways relevant to dopaminergic neuron survival and degeneration. She joined Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2009. Dr. Chen’s current effort aims to understand biological basis for the link between Parkinson’s disease and cancer, particularly melanoma. Her work also involves drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases.

Research Interest

Dermatology, Melanoma, Neurodegenerative diseases,