Shao-yu Chen, Ph.D.

Mechanistic and Translational Toxicology (MTT) Research Interest Group Member


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Distinguished University Scholar
Dr. Chen’s laboratory has broad interests in the application of cutting-edge technology to the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying alcohol-related birth defects or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Using a combination of state-of-the-art approaches that are integrated with cell and whole embryo culture systems and in vivo mouse and zebrafish models of FASD, Dr. Chen’s laboratory has been successfully conducting innovative research in various areas. More recently, Dr. Chen’s research work has been focused on the epigenetic mechanisms underlying FASD.

Research Keywords: fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), epigenetics, developmental toxicology, mouse embryos, zebrafish embryos, stem cells

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