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Lab Members


Principal Investigator
Ying Wang, MD, MS
Lab Manager

Ying Wang, MD, MS, received her medical degree and completed medical training at Jilin University in China and earned an MS in physiology from the University of Manitoba Canada. She joined the Chen Lab in July 2017 as a research associate IV. In addition to ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Chen Lab are in order, she also oversees the mouse colony and contributes to many projects in the lab.

Tanyalak Parimon, MD
Project Scientist

Tanyalak Parimon, MD, received her medical degree from Lyceum-Northwestern University, Philippines. She joined the pulmonary and critical care division of the University of Washington, Seattle (based in Boise, Idaho), after finishing her fellowship and training at the same institution. Parimon also worked on staphylococcal pneumonia with the Infectious Disease Laboratory in Boise. She joined the Chen Laboratory in November 2014 to focus on inflammation processes in the lung and to study how syndecan-1 regulates lung injury and repair.

Stephanie Bora, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Stephanie Bora, PhD, obtained her degree in immunology and infectious disease from The Pennsylvania State University in 2017. She joined the Chen Lab in 2018 to study how the microbial communities in the lung and gut effect severity of super infection with influenza and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Stephanie is also interested immune responses to lung infection, and the role of syndecan-1 in allergic asthma and barrier function.

Adam Aziz
Yapei Huang, PhD

Yapei Huang, PhD, received her MS degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in China and earned her PhD in pharmacology from Creighton University in 2020. She's interested in studying pulmonary diseases and joined the Chen Lab in 2021 to study how dynactin 4 regulates lung injury in cystic fibrosis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Harshpreet Suri
Marilla Zuttion, PhD

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