Jue Chen (scientist)

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Jue Chen
CitizenshipUnited States
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Scientific career

Jue Chen (Chinese: 陈珏) is a Chinese-born American biochemist. She is the William E. Ford professor of biochemistry at the Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Her research focuses on ABC transporters.


Chen was born in China and graduated from Changsha No. 1 High School in 1988. She studied at Tongji University in Shanghai before moving to the United States.[1]

She earned a B.S. in chemistry from Ohio University in 1993, and a PhD in biochemistry from Harvard University in 1998 under the mentorship of Don C. Wiley. She remained in the same lab as a postdoctoral researcher, before moving to do a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine from 1999 to 2001.[2]

Chen was a professor at Purdue University from 2002 to 2014, when she joined the faculty at the Rockefeller University.[3]

Chen was named a Pew Scholar in 2003. She has been an HHMI investigator since 2008.[4]

Chen was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2019.[5]


  1. ^ Yu, Rong (2019-05-10). "长沙市一中校友陈珏当选美国国家科学院院士". Hunan Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 2019-05-17.
  2. ^ "The Rockefeller University » Lab Members". lab.rockefeller.edu. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Jue Chen". Our Scientists. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Jue Chen". HHMI.org. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 NAS Election". National Academy of Sciences. April 30, 2019.