Jiwang Chen

    Email Address: chenjw@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy; Department of Medicine
    Title: Research Associate Professor and Director of the Center of Cardiovascular Research Physiology Core at UIC
    Office: COMRB 3128 Phone: 3123552918
    Webpage: https://ccvr.uic.edu/profiles/chen-jiwang/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: No

    Research Interest:
    We have been employing animal models of human diseases, cell culture models and molecular biology approaches to investigate whether and how some drugs are beneficial to patients. The diseases we are focusing on include pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, aging and acute lung injury.

    I also work as Director of the Center of Cardiovascular Research Physiology Core at UIC. The core functions to develop and assess preclinical models of cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal vascular disease using state-of-the-art equipment and advanced methodologies, supporting UIC researchers in their studies, including toxicology and other safety studies for drug and medical device research. We provide phenotyping services for pulmonary hypertension, myocardial infarction (MI) and other vascular disease related studies. Currently we have established different animal models of pulmonary hypertension, MI and transverse aortic constriction (TAC), stroke, renal ischemia/reperfusion injury and isolated lung perfusion models.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred major is biology or engineering, but not a must.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The students are expected to be honest, diligent and highly interested in medical research. The students are also expected to have a good communication and socialization skill with colleagues. In addition, the students are good at writing.

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