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Tai-Yen Chen

Don Coltart

Tai-Yen  Chen
Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, 2011-2016
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2010
M.S., National Tsing Hua University, 2004
B.S., National Tsing Hua University, 2002

Department of Chemistry
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5003

Office: Fleming - 139L
Phone: 713.743.9413
tchen37@central.uh.edu

Single-molecule metallo-neurobiology

Our research group investigates metal homeostasis in healthy and diseased neurons using single-molecule techniques. In particular, we are interested in the dynamics and mechanisms of protein machineries involved in metal trafficking within/between neurons. Our goal is to understand how metals affect neuronal signaling and cause neurodegenerative diseases.