Dr. Chih-Cheng Chen is a group leader in Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and a program director of Taiwan Mouse Clinic. He received his Ph.D. in Anatomy, University College London, UK in 1997. He had cloned ATP-gated ion channel (P2X3), acid-sensing ion channels (ASCI1b & ASIC4) under the supervision of Dr. John Wood. Then, he pursued postdoctoral studies with Dr. Andreas Zimmer at National Institute of Health, USA from 1998 to 2003. Since late 1990s, Dr. Chen have worked on the topic of ASICs and actively engaged in works ranging from molecular genetics to electrophysiology to animal behaviors. His scientific interest focuses on the molecular and genetic control of pain and neurosensory mechanotransduction, particularly those controlling the muscle nociceptor plasticity. In 2009, he developed a novel method of analyzing mechanotransduction of neurite via localized elastomeric matrix control and electrophysiology. Dr. Chen aims to identify the stretch-activated ion channels that contribute to movement disorder and chronic pain in peripheral neuropathies.
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