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August 2018

Liam P. Coyne awarded a 4-year NIA (National Institute on Aging) predoctoral fellowship.


Implications of mPOS for neurodegeneration - review article published.

March 2018

An article by Coyne, L.P. and Chen, X.J., entitled "mPOS - a novel trigger of cell death with implications for neurodegeneration" is published in a special issue of FEBS Lett. focusing on ROS and Mitochondria in Modulating Nervous System Function. (FEBS Lett. 592:759-775).


mPOS in human cells featured on the cover of MBoC

May 2019

A paper entitled “Mitochondrial Carrier Protein Overloading and Misfolding Induce Aggresome and Proteostatic Adaptations in the Cytosol”, by Yaxin Liu*, Xiaowen Wang*, Liam P. Coyne* (*equal contributions), Yuan Yang, Yue Qi, Frank A. Middleton and Xin Jie Chen, was published in the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell. The paper was featured on the cover of the journal, and was selected for a highlight in the American Society of Cell Biology Newsletter.


New students joining the lab.

June 2020
We welcome Arnav Rana and Nicholas Brennan who join the Chen lab to fulfill the Ph.D portion of their MD/Ph.D degree.

Liam Coyne completed Ph.D work

April 29, 2021
Liam Coyne successfully defended his Ph.D thesis on "Mitochondrial Protein Import Clogging as a Novel Mechanism of Disease", and will continue his medical training at Upstate. Congratulations, Liam!

Gargi Mishra joining the lab

June, 2021
Gargi Mishra joins the Chen lab to fulfill the Ph.D portion of her MD/Ph.D degree. Welcome, Gargi!

Rotation student

June 7, 2021
Sanaea Z. Bhagwagar, our newest MD/Ph.D candidate, joins the lab from the University of Pennsylvania for her first research rotation. Welcome, Sanaea!

Chen Lab at Neuroscience Retreat

June 18, 2021
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(From left to right)
Xin Jie Chen
Xiaowen Wang
Nick Brennan
Arnav Rana
Sanaea Bhagwagar
Eamon fitzpatrick
Joseph Mauro
Jason Grullon

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Sanaea winning in 3MT competition.

July 14, 2021

Sanaea Bhagwagar won the second place in the College of Graduate Studies 3-minute-thesis (3MT) Competition. Congratulations, Sanaea!

Biomedical Sciences Retreat 2021

September 8, 2021

January 2022 - Arnav Rana was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.

Congratulations, Arnav!