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.
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