Chen Lab

The Chen Laboratory is unraveling basic mechanisms of lung injury and repair. Our focus is on how lung epithelial cells interact with other cellular compartments and with the extracellular matrix to regulate inflammatory cell recruitment and lung fibrosis in various cell-based and animal models.

The Chen Laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Medicine and Women's Guild Lung Institute.

Personal Statement

I am a physician-scientist that is involved in patient care as well as basic research. I received my medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and then completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. I then went to the University of Washington for my fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine and stayed as faculty for several years. I joined Cedars-Sinai where I am currently an associate professor and director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine."


  • Syndecan-1 and Lung Repair
  • Syndecan-1 and Influenza Infection
  • MicroRNAs and Chronic Allograft Rejection
  • TIMP-1 and Lung Injury
  • Dynactin-4 Polymorphisms and Pseudomonas Colonization in Cystic Fibrosis
Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Chen Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Ge L, Habiel DM, Hansbro PM, Kim RY, Gharib SA, Edelman JD, Königshoff M, Parimon T, Brauer R, Huang Y, Allen J, Jiang D, Kurkciyan AA, Mizuno T, Stripp BR, Noble PW, Hogaboam CM, Chen P.

JCI Insight. 2016 Dec 8;1(20):e90301.

Brauer R, Chen P.

J Clin Invest. 2016 Apr 1;126(4):1245-1247.

Brauer R, Ge L, Schlesinger SY, Birkland TP, Huang Y, Parimon T, Lee V, McKinney BL, McGuire JK, Parks WC, Chen P.

Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug 1;194(3):333-344.

Contact the Chen Lab

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Pavilion, A-9404
Los Angeles, CA 90048