Mingnan Chen

Mingnan Chen portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah
  • Member, Nano Institute of Utah, University of Utah
  • Member, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah



  • B. Sc 1996, College of Aquaculture, Jimei University. Project: Characterization of Blood Cells of the Chinese Soft-shelled Turtle (Honors Thesis)
  • M. Sc. 1999, College of Life Science, Peking University. Project: Biosafety Assessment of the Transgenic Bt. Cotton to Fish
  • Ph. D. 2007, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut. Project: The role of tapasin in MHC class I antigen presentation

Honors & Awards

  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award in Cancer Nanotechnology Research . National Institute of Cancer, 09/01/2010


  • Biological Chemistry Graduate Program (BC Program), Faculty Member, 05/2013 - present


  • Chinese, fluent.
  • English, fluent.