Dr. Chen is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University. Dr. Chen completed her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at UCSD. During her Ph.D., Dr. Chen worked on the development of ultrasound-based contrast agents and theranostic nanoparticles for regenerative medicines in treating heart diseases. Dr. Chen's research is of broad interest, for example, she also worked on cytotoxicity and adsorption of various nanomaterials. Dr. Chen has published 17 peer-reviewed papers and 2 chapters. She also contributed more than 17 presentations to professional conferences and has 2 patent. To recognize her accomplishments in research and mentorship, Dr. Chen has been awarded the Chancellor’s Research Excellence Scholarships (CRES) and the MATS Dissertation Year Fellowship by UCSD.
Dr. Chen's current research topic focuses on corneal regeneration by hydrogel development and stem cell encapsulation. She is also a research scientist at the VAPA under the supervision of Dr. Myung. Dr. Chen also serves as a reviewer for Acta Biomaterialia, Results in Materials, and Journal of Biomaterials Application.