Qin Chen

Research Focus Group Membership: 
Research Focus Group 3

Ph.D., Cell Biology, Clarkson University, 1991

College Affiliations: 

College of Medicine

Research Interests: 

Molecular Mechanisms of Oxidative Injury and Adaptation

Environmental Health Research & Expertise: 

Dr. Chen has served as the Director of NIEHS Training Program from 2002-2014. Dr. Chen’s research focuses on 1) mechanisms of protein translation under oxidative stress, 2) cytoprotective effect of corticosteroids, and 3) proteomic methods for biomarkers of oxidative injury. Her research programs have been founded through Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, Society of Toxicology Colgate Palmolive Award for Alternative Research, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, and R01 or R21 grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood, and National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Select Publications


Aguilar, D., J. Strom, and Q. M. Chen, "Glucocorticoid induced leucine zipper inhibits apoptosis of cardiomyocytes by doxorubicin.", Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, vol. 276, issue 1, pp. 55-62, 2014 Apr 1. PubMed PMCID: PMC4131675  PMID: 24480152


Aguilar, D. C., J. Strom, B. Xu, K. Kappeler, and Q. M. Chen, "Expression of glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) in cardiomyocytes.", Cardiovasc Toxicol, vol. 13, issue 2, pp. 91-9, 2013 Jun. PubMed PMCID: PMC4080884  PMID: 23090754


Morrissy, S., J. Strom, S. Purdom-Dickinson, and Q. M. Chen, "NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 is induced by progesterone in cardiomyocytes.", Cardiovasc Toxicol, vol. 12, issue 2, pp. 108-14, 2012 Jun. PubMed PMCID: PMC4128173  PMID: 21947872
Zhang, J., T. Nho Dinh, K. Kappeler, G. Tsaprailis, and Q. M. Chen, "La autoantigen mediates oxidant induced de novo Nrf2 protein translation.", Mol Cell Proteomics, vol. 11, issue 6, pp. M111.015032, 2012 Jun. PubMed PMCID: PMC3433904  PMID: 22207702