Liang Chen PhD

Research Scientist LBNLHolman’s group
070A-1114 M/S 70A3317

Work Phone: 510-495-2658
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Biographical Info

Dr. Liang Chen is a research scientist working in Dr. Hoi-Ying Holman’s group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied physics in 2009 from Stanford University in the United States and B.S. degree in Physics in 2003 from the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China. He joined the Ecology department of the Earth Sciences Division as a postdoctoral fellow in 2009 and became a research scientist since 2014. Dr. Liang Chen’s Ph.D. thesis is on the tracking of single molecule and single particle transport in neurons using advanced single molecule fluorescence microscopy methods. His current research interests are in the development and applications of Synchrotron Infrared Spectro-microscopy for biochemical analysis in single cells and tissues.

Research Interests

Dr. Liang Chen is interested in characterizing biochemical properties of biological systems using advanced biophysical methods such as synchrotron infrared spectro-microscopy, plasmonics based infrared nanoscopy, fluorescence microscopy and microfluidics. His main focus is on developing new experimental and computational tools to study biochemical processes in living mammalian cells at high spatio-temporal resolution. He is also interested in applying novel optical methods, materials and advanced statistical data analysis tools towards understanding complex systems in molecular and cell biology.

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