U1-Research 2F Microscope Lab-Grad-hero
Yao Chen

Yao Chen

Graduate Student


  • Microbiology & Immunology

Contact Information


Mentor: Weiguo Cui, PhD
Year Entered MCW: 2016
Previous Education: BS, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China, 2009-2013; MS, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China, 2013-2016

Research Interests

Memory T Cell Biology

"I am interested in epigenetic regulation in memory T cell differentiation. Because transcriptional reprograms are essential for memory T cell fate commitment and subset-specific functions. Understanding these mechanisms may provide insight into the long-term immune protection provided by memory T cell which has the therapeutic potentials to treat or prevent disease and provide a new strategy for vaccine design."