News & Events

07/29/2022  On July 28 and 29, we hosted 21 summer campers who were attending the summer camp CURIE to learn about tissue-specific gene expression and visualize the expression pattern of a sugar transporter by conducting GUS histochemical staining and imaging fused GFP signal under a fluorescence microscope.

05/28/2022  Lab members had a BBQ at the Clinton Lake State Recreation Area and visited the Peony Garden at Allerton Park.

05/24/2022 Congratulations to Xueyi Xue and Jiang Wang for their co-first authored review article officially published in the Annual Review of Plant Biology, Volume 73.

05/31/2021 Lab members gather together and have fun at Allerton Park first time during the pandemic.

05/20/2021  Congratulations, Chen Zhang, for passing your prelim!

07/17/2019 and 07/18/2019  2019 High School Summer Camp in Chen lab.  Four groups of high school students ( six students each group)  have analyzed gene-specific expression patterns using the histochemical GUS staining method.

06/10/2019  Dr. Chen gave an invited talk (Title: Control of sugar flux in plants) at Shandong University in China

04/13/2019  Gabriel Beuchat has been selected for a U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship. Congratulations, Gabriel.

08/16/2018  Welcome graduate students, Gabriel Beuchat and Chen Zhang, to join the lab

06/23/2018  Chen lab has hosted six groups of high school students participating in Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) Camp18. They have learned how light affects starch accumulation.

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05/18/2018  Ms. Sarah Huss was awarded a $1000 travel grant for the Pan American Plant Membrane Biology Workshop in Canada! Congratulations, Sarah!

04/09/2018  Welcome Dr. Jiang Wang to join the lab

02/23/2018  Dr. Chen was awarded 2018 ASPB Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA)

01/30/2018  Dr. Chen gave a talk  at IGB

11/27/2017  Welcome Dr. Houqing Zeng to join the lab