Shaorong Chen, Ph.D.

Shaorong Chen, Ph.D. joined the lab in 2019 as an Assistant Research Scientist.  He obtained his PhD in Plant Science and Molecular Biology in the lab of Hongyuan Yang, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, from Wuhan University, China.  Shaorong studied the mechanism of programmed cell death and signal transduction in cross kingdoms from animals, plants to fungi during his postdoctoral fellowship.  His primary research interest in the de Figueiredo lab is to identify, extract, and characterize antimicrobial activities from bacteria. He also works on maintaining mammalian cells for ongoing research project.