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Dr. Wenhao Chen earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the University of Toronto in 2006. He held faculty appointments at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas before becoming a member of Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2013. As a member of the Transplantation Immunology Program, Dr. Chen studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying immune tolerance. He has published more than 40 original papers and review articles in high-impact scientific journals.

Research interests

Dr. Chen’s research interests are to define the molecular mechanisms by which immune cells reject the transplanted organs or cause autoimmune type 1 diabetes and develop novel strategies to selectively abrogate undesired immune responses against self-islets or transplanted organs.

Education/Academic qualification

Immunology, Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine

Transplantation Immunology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Immunology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto

Biomedical Science, PhD, University of Toronto

Research Area Keywords

  • Transplantation

Free-text keywords

  • Transplantation
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • T cell
  • Immune tolerance


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