Mr. Jingchun Chen

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-1196
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: nevada institute of personalized medicine
  • Research Fields: Alzheimer's Disease, Genetics, Covid-19, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Schizophreia
  • Disciplines: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Genome Sciences/Genomics, Neurobiology and Neurosciences
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:NIH - National Institutes of Health


I have extensive experience working with student researchers over the last decade. Our protocols for recruiting and training students have resulted in co-authorships for many students, especially underrepresentative undergraduates. Seven undergraduate students have received research grants (e.g, NIH STEP-UP grants, state INBRE grants, and OUR grants), demonstrating their engagement and contribution to the research.


I am currently an associate professor at the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM), UNLV, specializing in genetic studies of complex disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and psychiatric disorders. With a strong background in genetics, genomics, and molecular biology, I have accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in genetics and bioinformatics over the past 16 years. My research has focused on AD in recent years, resulting in AD-related grants (n=4), publications (n=3) (two as a corresponding author) (e.g., Citation #1), and presentations (n=8) at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). I am a member of various AD-related groups and have built connections with a variety of NIA data resources.