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TPCB Faculty

Jue Chen, PhD

Rockefeller University

Education

PhD, 1998, Harvard University

BS, 1993, Ohio University

Research Topics

  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
    • X-ray crystallography
    • Cryo-electron microscopy

Therapeutic Areas

  • Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

photoCells use certain membrane proteins to pump molecules in or out against a concentration gradient. The Chen lab studies a class of these proteins known as ATP-binding cassette, or ABC, transporters that power themselves using ATP. They are investigating ABC transporters’ role in normal cellular processes and in disease, including multidrug resistance during chemotherapy. Using X-ray crystallography, they have been able to visualize how transporters convert the chemical energy of ATP hydrolysis into mechanical work through a series of conformational changes. Their current efforts are focused on understanding the roles of ABC transporters in disease and drug resistance. They are also interested in pursuing chemistry-based methods to design small molecules targeting ABC transporters.

Read more about Prof. Chen’s research on the Rockefeller website

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