Lab members

Kenneth Chien

HSCRB
Professor

Dr. Kenneth Chien is an internationally recognized biologist specializing in cardiovascular science, as well as a pioneer in developing new therapeutic strategies to prevent the onset and progression of heart failure. Since July 2005, Ken has returned to Boston as Scientific Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, where he leads the university-wide Cardiovascular Stem Cell Biology Program. Upon his return to the Harvard community, he was awarded the distinction of the first endowed chair of the Charles Addison & Elizabeth Ann Sanders Professor of Medicine. Prior to his MGH/HMS appointments, Ken directed the Institute for Molecular Medicine at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He is a professor emeritus at UCSD, and continues his appointment as an adjunct professor of The Salk Institute.

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Chien went on to earn his MD and PhD from Temple University in Pennsylvania. After completing his internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, he joined the faculty of the UCSD Departments of Medicine and Cardiology and the Center for Molecular Genetics. Subsequently, Dr. Chien became the Director of the UCSD Institute of Molecular Medicine and directed the joint UCSD-Salk Institute National Institutes of Health Molecular Medicine Training Program. Given his longstanding interest in training physician-scientists, he has served as an advisor/panel member of several private biomedical foundations, including the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. He also has served as a senior consultant and board member to several biotechnology and large pharmas over the past decade, fostering collaborative ties between academia and the private sector. His most recent accomplishments include the establishment of a new Institute of Molecular Medicine at Peking University, currently the premier site for cardiovascular science and medicine in China. He has received several awards for his work, including the Pasarow Foundation Award and the Walter B. Cannon Award of the American Physiological Society.

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Elaine Tosto

Elaine Tosto

HSCRB
Laboratory Administrator
Bill McCallum

Bill McCallum

HSCRB
Laboratory Administrator
Joo-Hye Christine Park

Joo-Hye Christine Park

HSCRB
Research Assistant
Xin Jiang

Xin Jiang

HSCRB
Laboratory Manager
Maxine Stachel

Maxine Stachel

HSCRB
Research Assistant
Ying Shao

Ying Shao

HSCRB
Research Assistant
Lei Bu

Lei Bu

HSCRB
Instructor
Alex Yi

Alex Yi

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Huansheng Xu

Huansheng Xu

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Hao Wu

Hao Wu

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Daniela Spaeter

Daniela Spaeter

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Boon Seng Soh

Boon Seng Soh

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Makoto Sahara

Makoto Sahara

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Leon Ptaszek

Leon Ptaszek

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kathy Lui

Kathy Lui

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Emil Hansson

Emil Hansson

HSCRB
Postdoctoral Fellow