Bo Chen, PhD

Dr. Bo ChenBo Chen, PhD
Research Instructor, Department of Pathology 
Manager, MALDI
Stony Brook Cancer Center

Stony Brook, New York 11794
Tel:   (631) 216-2928


Research Summary:

MALDI (Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization) imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) is an effective method to provide molecular images of tissues in the molecular discovery process.  Dr. Bo Chen is responsible for managing MALDI imaging instruments, creating experimental protocols, and keeping records of all experiments. Dr. Chen performs MALDI imaging experiments and data analysis for frozen or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues.  Bo Chen, PhD works closely collaborating with and supporting the users at the IMS Core facility.  This work allows for a direct correlation of tissue histology and proteomic, metabolomic or lipidomic information.   Dr. Chen’s additional research interests include developing complimentary proteomics experiments by means of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) as part of IMS workflows.

Institution and Location Degree Year Field of Study
Jilin University, China BS 2000 Applied Physics
University of Science and Technology of China MS 2008 Materials Science
Boston University PhD 2014 Condensed Matter Physics
University of California, Riverside Postdoc 2018 Analytical Chemistry
Previous and Current Appointments:
2000-2005 Assistant Lecturer, Anhui Normal University, China
2014-2018 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Riverside
2018-2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National laboratory
2020-Present Research Instructor/Manager, MALDI, Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Professional Services:
Advisory Board Member: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Referee:    Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Membership Associations:
Since 2015 American Chemical Society
Since 2011 American Physical Society
Since 2010 Materials Research Society