Faye Chen, Ph.D.

Program Director

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH


Dr. Faye Chen is the program director for the Clinical, Integrative Physiology and Rare Diseases of Bone Program at the Division of Extramural Research of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.  Prior to this, she served as program director for the Basic Bone Biology Program and the Bone Diseases Program.  Her portfolios include grants and applications spanning basic, translational and clinical studies including clinical trials.

Before joining the extramural program as a Program Director in 2009, Faye was a staff scientist at the NIAMS intramural research program at the Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch.  Before arriving at NIH, she was a tenure tracked assistant professor and head of Biochemistry Section at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Columbia University.  She was trained as a postdoc at BIDMC and obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Her research interests prior to the extramural program related to the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms governing mesenchymal stem cell biology, with a focus on the roles of extracellular matrix and epigenetic modification and intracellular signaling, adult stem cell differentiation into cartilage and bone, and their application to tissue engineering and orthopaedic medicine.

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