Haoqian Chen (Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, 2016; M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, 2012; B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2008) is the Associate Director of Research and Operations at PETS. She provides comprehensive project support and serves as liaison between the Rutgers team and its industry collaborators/funders. Beyond her pre-award and post-award responsibilities, Dr. Chen also works to acquire and manage research data resources from governmental and private data vendors.
Before joining the Center, Dr. Chen focused on the interdisciplinary areas of immunoengineering, mechanotransduction, and imaging of biological systems. Prior to that, she was the senior analyst at a boutique healthcare consulting firm, where she conducted primary and secondary market research to support client projects and produced project deliverable presentations. Before starting her graduate studies, she spent two years at the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow: first at National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) studying mammalian aging, then at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) providing laboratory support for patients with a rare immune disease.
Since joining PETS, she supported the application of roughly 30 grants/contracts, and almost $10 million, in direct cost, has been awarded. She also managed two large international validation studies and is leading another two validation studies.