Yupeng Chen Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Dr. Yupeng Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the Warren Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital at Brown University. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Fudan University in China, and pursued his M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering and Chemistry at Brown University. In 2010, he joined Department of Orthopaedics in the Warren Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital at Brown University as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2012, he was appointed as an Instructor and in 2014, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the department. Along Dr Chen’s career path from Chemistry, to Engineering and then to Clinical Science, he has a long-term interest in translating advances from basic science into clinical application. In particular, he focuses on developing nanomaterials and nanotechnology for novel therapeutics and diagnostics in Orthopaedics.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

research overview

The overall goal of my research is to develop novel nanomaterials and nanotechnology for advanced therapy and diagnosis. In particular, I focus on three directions:

1) Nucleic acid delivery via a newly discovered vehicle, Nanopiece, for treatment of arthritis and other diseases;

2) Molecular diagnosis for non-invasive, real time gene detection in living systems;

3) Multi-functional biomimetic matrix for cartilage and bone tissue engineering.

funded research

2013-2015 NIH/NCRR COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair, Pilot Project (P20RR024484)           
Direct cost: $100,000
Role: pilot project PI

2014-2015 Collaborative Research Grant Awards, RI State Science and Technology Advisory Council
Direct cost: $75,000
Role: co-PI

2014-2015 Dean's Emerging Areas of New Science (DEANS) Awards, Brown University
Direct cost: $100,000
Role: PI