Yan Chen, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Special Interests

  • Age-Related Retinal Degenerations



  • Bachelor’s: Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Master’s: Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • PhD: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Research Summary

Dr. Chen previously held a K99/R00 grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) and is currently supported by an R01 from the NEI as well as funding from the BrightFocus Foundation. Dr. Chen’s research focus is on the investigation of key signaling mechanisms in aging and/or degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium.


Meet Yan Chen