Professional Activities

Training And Working Experience

  • 2011-now: Staff Scientist, NIH Stem Cell Unit, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
  • 2005-10: Research Scientist (with Dr. Ronald D. McKay), NIH Stem Cell Unit, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
  • 1996-98: Research Associate (with Dr. Branimir I. Sikic), Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1985-88: Resident (with Dr. Yong-Sheng Hu), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Xian Jiao-Tong University, China
  • 1983-85: Resident, Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Division) and Surgery (Neurosurgery and Maxillofacial Surgery), Xian Jiao-Tong University Medical College, China

Honors And Awards

  • NIH: NINDS Group Merit Award (for developing novel protocols for stem cell growth) (2014)
  • Distinguished Performance Award from Kelly Government Solutions (March 2009)
  • NIH: NINDS Group Merit Award (for characterization of human embryonic stem cells) (2009)
  • National Cancer Institute Research Fellowship Award, NIH (2002-2004)
  • NIH NRSA National Cancer Institute Fellowship Award, NIH (2000-2002)
  • Pharmacia & Upjohn Travel Award, American Association for Cancer Research (1996)
  • The Ho Tim-Stanley Ho-Li Ka-Shing Medical Fund Fellowship, Stanford University (1992)
  • The Excellent Prize for Teaching Slides in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, China Ministry of Health, China (1985)
  • The First Prize for Teaching Slides for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Western Five Medical Colleges Teaching Collaboration Group, China (1985)
  • The Excellent Teaching Movie for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Xian Medical University, China (1984)


  • Associate member of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (1992-present)
  • Member of American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1996-97)

Public Service

Editorial Boards:

  • ISRN Cell Biology, editorial board (2011–present)
  • International Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation, editorial board (2012-present)
  • American Journal of Stem Cells, editorial board (2013-present)

Scientific journal review

  • Blood, Cancer, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Chemotherapy (Italy), Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), Stem Cell Research
  • Chair, Session III, Epigenetic Cancer Therapy, GTCbio’s 2nd Modern Drug Discovery & Development Summit, Philadelphia, PA, December 4-6, 2006.

Kevin Gang Chen

Adjunct Associate Professor


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  • DEPARTMENTGeorgetown University Medical Center
    Staff Scientist
    NIH Stem Cell Unit
    National Institutes of Health