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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Genetic and Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Education & Training

    • Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (1993-1998)
    • M.S., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (1991-1993)
    • D.V.M., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (1986-1991)

    Academic Appointments

    • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


    Yi-Wen Chen, Ph.D., M.S., D.V.M., research focuses on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to skeletal muscle remodeling, regeneration and diseases; and developing treatments for muscle disorders. Major research areas include 1) investigating molecular mechanisms and pathways affecting muscle maintenance, remodeling and regeneration; 2) developing treatments for the muscle disorders and improve muscle functions; 3) developing novel diagnostic and research tools for muscle diseases.

    Research & Publications