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Yvonne Y. Chen, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also a Member Researcher in the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Dr. Chen received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She performed postdoctoral research at the Seattle Children's Research Institute and the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining UCLA in 2013, Dr. Chen was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows.

The focus of Dr. Chen's research is applying synthetic biology and biomolecular engineering techniques to develop robust cell-based therapies for otherwise intractable diseases. Her work has been recognized by many early career investigator...

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