Irene Chen

Irene Chen

Faculty-in-Residence - Olympic Hall

ireneachen@ucla.edu

Irene Chen is an associate professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA. She grew up in San Diego, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Harvard, and earned an M.D. from the joint Harvard-M.I.T. program and a Ph.D. in Biophysics at Harvard. Her laboratory studies nanoscale synthetic biological systems to learn about the transition from non-living to living systems and to develop alternative antimicrobial agents. Her spouse, Michael Schindlinger, grew up in New York and attended Berklee School of Music before earning his Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. Their two sons, ages 5 and 10, excel at keeping things silly.

Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Scot “Dr. Scot” Brown
African American Studies and History
Hitch Suites
Dr. Eddie Cole
Rieber Hall
Dr. Genevieve “Gena” Carpio
Chicana/o Studies
Sproul Hall
Dr. Irene Chen
Olympic Hall
Dr. Jen Silvers
Psychology
De Neve Towers
Dr. Jessica Harris
Education & Organizational Change
Delta Terrace
Dr. Michelle Liu Carriger
Theater and Performance Studies
Hedrick Summit
Dr. Mike Hill
Mathematics
De Neve East
Dr. Miryung Kim
Computer Science
De Neve West
Dr. Nina Eidsheim
Rieber Terrace
Dr. Rana Khankan
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Robert Teranishi
Education & Asian American Studies
Sproul Cove and Landing
Dr. Sarah Beckmann
Saxon Suites
Dr. Sean Metzger
Theater
Courtside
Dr. Suzanne “Seppy” Seplow
Education
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Tina Christie
Centennial Hall
Dr. Toby Higbie
History
Dykstra Hall