Chen Lab at ICOB

Zebrafish model in regeneration research

About the Chen Lab

Some vertebrates like salamanders and zebrafish, are able to regenerate complex tissues (e.g. appendages, heart muscle, and spinal cord). Understanding how and why natural regeneration occurs in these animals may transform medicine and human health.

The goal of my research program is to uncover the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which zebrafish regenerate complex tissues as well as identify novel key factors for the process. The long-term goal of my lab is to translate our findings for enhancing regenerative capacity of human tissues and organs.


某些脊椎動物像是蠑螈和斑馬魚有很強的再生能力。這些動物可以再生被截斷的身體肢體, 受傷的心肌和脊髓神經。了解再生過程是如何發生? 為什麼這些動物有很強的再生能力? 相關的基礎研究有機會可以突破目前再生醫學發展的瓶頸。

我的實驗室利用斑馬魚研究再生過程的細胞機制, 尋找和了解調控細胞行為的重要基因和分子訊號。實驗室的長期目標是應用發展我們的研究成果, 增強人類組織和器官的再生能力。

Latest news

2020/12/10: Congratulations to Marco, Keat Ying, and Uday for receiving presentation awards in the TIGP-MBAS retreat.

2020/11/28: Congratulations to Uday, Alan, and Fio for receiving presentation awards in the 2020 Taiwan zebrafish symposium.

2020/6/8: We welcome Michael Wen, Longan Su, and Jade Hsu joining the lab as summer interns.

2019/11/22: Congratulations to Marco for receiving the best performance award in 2019 TIGP-MBAS retreat.

2019/11/16: Congratulations to Keat Ying, Yuh, and Alan for receiving best flash talk awards in 2019 Taiwan zebrafish meeting.

2019/11/07: Congratulations to Keat Ying, Marco, and Lisa for receiving poster awards in 2019 ICOB poster competition.

2019/10/30: Congratulations to Lisa and Alan for a study accepted in Current Biology.

2019/8/24: Congratulations to Keat Ying for receiving a poster award in 2019 Joint Conference of Taiwanese Society of Developmental Biology and Taiwan Society for Stem Cell Research.

2019/7/1: We welcome Lu Wu and 顏薇珉 joining the lab as summer interns.

2018/12/10: Congratulations to Marco for receiving the award for the best oral presentation and Keat-Ying for receiving awards for the best flash talk and the best poster presentation in 2018 Taiwan zebrafish symposium.

2018/7/6: We welcome Claudia Lacombe, Yew Hong Wen, and 唐晏鍾 joining the lab as summer interns.

2018/4/9: We welcome Uday Kumar from TIPG-MBAS program joining the lab.

2018/3/5: We welcome Chung-Han Wang joining the lab.

2018/2/22: We welcome Keat-Ying Chan from TIPG-MBAS program joining the lab for rotation.






Curr Biol. 2019 Dec 16;29(24)