Lab Members

Principal Investigator
Ying Wang, MD, MS
Lab Manager

Ying Wang, MD, MS, received her medical degree and completed medical training at Jilin University in China and earned an MS in physiology from the University of Manitoba Canada. She joined the Chen Lab in July 2017 as a research associate IV. In addition to ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Chen Lab are in order, she also oversees the mouse colony and contributes to many projects in the lab.

Tanyalak Parimon, MD
Assistant Professor

Tanyalak Parimon, MD, received her medical degree from Lyceum-Northwestern University, Philippines. She joined the pulmonary and critical care division of the University of Washington, Seattle (based in Boise, Idaho), after finishing her fellowship and training at the same institution. Parimon also worked on staphylococcal pneumonia with the Infectious Disease Laboratory in Boise. She joined the Chen Laboratory in November 2014 to focus on inflammation processes in the lung and to study how syndecan-1 regulates lung injury and repair.

Blandine Victor, MS, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

Blandine Victor received her MS degree in Infectious disease and microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her PhD in biomedical and translational sciences from Cedars-Sinai in 2022. She's interested in studying pulmonary diseases and joined the Chen Lab in 2022 as a postdoctoral scientist to study how dynactin 4 regulates lung injury in cystic fibrosis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Marilia Zuttion, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

Marilia Zuttion, PhD, received her MS degree in science in Brazil and earned her PhD in structural and functional biology from Sao Paulo Federal University in 2018. She joined the Chen Lab as a postdoc in 2019 to study how Syndecan-1 regulates efferocytosis in lung inflammation after various injuries.

Christopher Soto, BS
Research Associate II

Christopher Soto received his bachelor of science from the University of California, Davis (UCD). He joined the Chen Lab in May 2022 as a research associate.

Xiao Li, BS, MPA
Research Associate I

Xiao Li received her bachelor of science in applied psychology and master of public administration in China. She joined the Chen Lab in April 2022 as a research associate.

Zackary Ortega, BS
Research Associate I

Zackary Ortega received his bachelor of science in biology from UCLA. He joined the Chen Lab in August 2022 as a research associate.

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