Welcome to Chen Lab @NCCU!

We work on the biology of the esophagus and oral cancer using mice, rats, zebrafish, pigs, human tissue samples, human cell lines. 

Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: http://unclineberger.org/members/luke-chen
Member, Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing: http://www.med.unc.edu/cedas/staff
Member, Center for Gastrointestinal Biology & Disease: https://www.med.unc.edu/cgibd
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Deparment of Medicine, School of Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill

President (2017-2019), OESO (World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, http://oeso.org/)

Durham is a part of the Research Triangle area of North Carolina where biomedical research is a big thing. We collaborate with other labs at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State University, EPA, NIEHS, etc.

Xiaoxin Luke Chen, MD, PhD

Cancer Research Program


1994–1999 PhD, Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Jersey

1985–1991 Bachelor of Medicine (MD equivalent), School of Medicine, Peking University Health Sciences Center (formerly Beijing Medical University), Beijing, P.R. China

1982–1985 Gaoyou High School, Gaoyou County, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China


1999–2000 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Biology, College of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, New Jersey

1991–1994 Resident Orthopedic Surgeon & Research Assistant, Arthritis Clinic & Research Center, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, P.R. China

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