Jianzhu Chen

Jianzhu Chen

Professor of Biology; Singapore Research Professor

Jianzhu Chen studies the immune system, harnessing the body’s defense force to explore treatment and prevention for cancer, as well as metabolic and infectious diseases.

617-258-6173

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76-261

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Ryan Hayman

Assistant

617-253-0796

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Education

  • PhD, 1990, Stanford University
  • BS, 1982, Biology, Wuhan University

Research Summary 

We seek to understand the immune system and its application in cancer immunotherapy and vaccine development. We study the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind immunological and disease processes, leveraging the vast array of genomic data, humanized mice and clinical samples.

Awards

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2012

Key Publications

  1. Mimicking immune signatures of flavivirus infection with targeted adjuvants improves dengue subunit vaccine immunogenicity. Bidet, K, Ho, V, Chu, CW, Naim, ANH, Thazin, K, Chan, KR, Low, JGH, Choy, MM, Wong, LH, Florez de Sessions, P et al.. 2019. NPJ Vaccines 4, 27.
    doi: 10.1038/s41541-019-0119-3PMID:31285858
  2. Vitamin D3-vitamin D receptor axis suppresses pulmonary emphysema by maintaining alveolar macrophage homeostasis and function. Hu, G, Dong, T, Wang, S, Jing, H, Chen, J. 2019. EBioMedicine 45, 563-577.
    doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.06.039PMID:31278070
  3. Induction and Therapeutic Targeting of Human NPM1c+ Myeloid Leukemia in the Presence of Autologous Immune System in Mice. Kaur, M, Drake, AC, Hu, G, Rudnick, S, Chen, Q, Phennicie, R, Attar, R, Nemeth, J, Gaudet, F, Chen, J et al.. 2019. J. Immunol. 202, 1885-1894.
    doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800366PMID:30710044
  4. Commensal microflora-induced T cell responses mediate progressive neurodegeneration in glaucoma. Chen, H, Cho, KS, Vu, THK, Shen, CH, Kaur, M, Chen, G, Mathew, R, McHam, ML, Fazelat, A, Lashkari, K et al.. 2018. Nat Commun 9, 3209.
    doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05681-9PMID:30097565
  5. Sensitizing protective tumor microenvironments to antibody-mediated therapy. Pallasch, CP, Leskov, I, Braun, CJ, Vorholt, D, Drake, A, Soto-Feliciano, YM, Bent, EH, Schwamb, J, Iliopoulou, B, Kutsch, N et al.. 2014. Cell 156, 590-602.
    doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.041PMID:24485462

Recent Publications

  1. Temporal release of a three-component protein subunit vaccine from polymer multilayers. Uppu, DSSM, Turvey, ME, Sharif, ARM, Bidet, K, He, Y, Ho, V, Tambe, AD, Lescar, J, Tan, EY, Fink, K et al.. 2020. J Control Release 317, 130-141.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2019.11.022PMID:31756392
  2. IL-2 Restores T-Cell Dysfunction Induced by Persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigen Stimulation. Liu, X, Li, F, Niu, H, Ma, L, Chen, J, Zhang, Y, Peng, L, Gan, C, Ma, X, Zhu, B et al.. 2019. Front Immunol 10, 2350.
    doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.02350PMID:31632413
  3. Cyclophosphamide Enhances Cancer Antibody Immunotherapy in the Resistant Bone Marrow Niche by Modulating Macrophage FcγR Expression. Roghanian, A, Hu, G, Fraser, C, Singh, M, Foxall, RB, Meyer, MJ, Lees, E, Huet, H, Glennie, MJ, Beers, SA et al.. 2019. Cancer Immunol Res 7, 1876-1890.
    doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-18-0835PMID:31451483
  4. Mimicking immune signatures of flavivirus infection with targeted adjuvants improves dengue subunit vaccine immunogenicity. Bidet, K, Ho, V, Chu, CW, Naim, ANH, Thazin, K, Chan, KR, Low, JGH, Choy, MM, Wong, LH, Florez de Sessions, P et al.. 2019. NPJ Vaccines 4, 27.
    doi: 10.1038/s41541-019-0119-3PMID:31285858
  5. Dengue Mosaic Vaccines Enhance Cellular Immunity and Expand the Breadth of Neutralizing Antibody Against All Four Serotypes of Dengue Viruses in Mice. Hou, J, Shrivastava, S, Fraser, CC, Loo, HL, Wong, LH, Ho, V, Fink, K, Ooi, EE, Chen, J. 2019. Front Immunol 10, 1429.
    doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01429PMID:31281322
  6. Vitamin D3-vitamin D receptor axis suppresses pulmonary emphysema by maintaining alveolar macrophage homeostasis and function. Hu, G, Dong, T, Wang, S, Jing, H, Chen, J. 2019. EBioMedicine 45, 563-577.
    doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.06.039PMID:31278070
  7. Induction and Therapeutic Targeting of Human NPM1c+ Myeloid Leukemia in the Presence of Autologous Immune System in Mice. Kaur, M, Drake, AC, Hu, G, Rudnick, S, Chen, Q, Phennicie, R, Attar, R, Nemeth, J, Gaudet, F, Chen, J et al.. 2019. J. Immunol. 202, 1885-1894.
    doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800366PMID:30710044
  8. Microvesicles from malaria-infected red blood cells activate natural killer cells via MDA5 pathway. Ye, W, Chew, M, Hou, J, Lai, F, Leopold, SJ, Loo, HL, Ghose, A, Dutta, AK, Chen, Q, Ooi, EE et al.. 2018. PLoS Pathog. 14, e1007298.
    doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007298PMID:30286211
  9. Commensal microflora-induced T cell responses mediate progressive neurodegeneration in glaucoma. Chen, H, Cho, KS, Vu, THK, Shen, CH, Kaur, M, Chen, G, Mathew, R, McHam, ML, Fazelat, A, Lashkari, K et al.. 2018. Nat Commun 9, 3209.
    doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05681-9PMID:30097565
  10. Culture and Differentiation of Lung Bronchiolar Epithelial Cells In Vitro. Zheng, D, Chen, J. 2018. Methods Mol. Biol. 1817, 33-40.
    doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8600-2_4PMID:29959700
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