Jiwang Chen

    Email Address: chenjw@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy; Department of Medicine
    Title: Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Center of Cardiovascular Research Physiology Core at UIC
    Office: COMRB 3128 Phone: 3123551470
    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 and acute lung injury.

    I also work as Director of the Center of Cardiovascular Research Physiology Core at UIC. We provide multiple state-of-art techniques for research scientists. These techniques include whole animal imaging system, ECHO, pulmonary hypertension, vascular remodeling and models for heart failure.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    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 with colleagues. In addition, the students are good at writing.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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