Who's Song?

MY BACKGROUND

Self-motivated, vigorous physicist, cancer biologist and code developer with a background of biotechnology and biophysical engineering and an extensive experience in human breast cancer cell migration during cancer invasion and metastasis.Especially effective in inter-disciplinary teams as demonstrated by extensive collaboration with clinicians, chemists and engineers. led a successful team of graduate students from different research fields resulting in high impact publication.

Song Chen 

University of Micghian 

Key areas of expertise:  

  • Breast cancer biology

  • immunology 

  • Cell migration 

  • Intracellular signaling 

  • Confocal microscopy 

  • Experiment design 

  • Image processing & analysis 

  • Data science & analysis 

  • Program development 

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2017– 2020 

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

PhD, Pharmacology, transferred from UMD 

GPA: 3.92/4.00

2014– 2017

University of Maryland – College Park, MD

PhD, Biophysics, GPA: 3.95/4.00

2011– 2014

Fudan University – Shanghai, China 

MS, Condensed Matter Physics 

2007– 2011

East China University of Science and Technology – Shanghai, China 

BS, Applied physics 

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

July. 2017– Present 

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Graduate Student Researcher 

Sep. 2015– July.2017

National Cancer Institute – Bethesda, MD

Predoctoral Fellow 

Sep. 2014– July.2017

University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Graduate Student Researcher 

Sep. 2011– Jun. 2014

Fudan University – Shanghai, China 

Graduate Research Assistant 

Projects &

Publications 

The Role of FLAP-5-LO Complex

in Curvature Formation at Nuclear Envelope Using Electron Microscopy

Inflammatory diseases including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases share a common nexus - leukotrienes. 5-lipoxygenase

(5-LO) and the integral membrane protein 5-LO activating protein (FLAP) are key for leukotriene B4 synthesis in neutrophils......

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Collective Migration of Keratinocytes during Wound Healing 

Wound healing is a complex process in which the migration of keratinocytes play a key role. Upon injury, surviving wound-proximal keratinocytes  suspend terminal differentiation and undergo dramatic changes to prepare for migration......

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Contact Guidance during Breast Cancer Cell Metastasis

Cancer invasion and metastasis are major life threatening events in cancer patients.Physical guidance from the underlying matrix is a key regulator of cancer invasion and metastasis. We explore the effects of surface topography on the migration phenotype of multiple breast cancer cell lines...... 

Adenylyl Cyclase A mRNA Localization during Dictyostelium Chemotaxis

Chemotaxis, the ability of cells to migrate towards chemical gradients, is fundamental to various biological and pathological processes. It is also essential for the lifecycle of Dictyostelium cells ......

 

Skills & Languages  

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

Molecular and cellular biology 

Microscopy 

Image processing & analysis 

Data analysis

IDL & MATLAB programming 

Literature searching & evaluating 

Academic writing 

English 

Chinese 

Awards

WHERE I SHINE

Lucchesi Predoctoral Fellowship Award 

2019     University of Michigan 

First Prize in Image Competition                    

2018     CellulART Conference, University of Toledo 

Fellowship Support, NCI/UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research                    

2015 – 2017     National Cancer Institute and University of Maryland

Dean's Fellowship                     

2014     University of Maryland

Shanghai Outstanding Graduate Student       2014     Fudan University 

 
 

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Contact 

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