MAI-LEI CHEN, Ph.D.
1 University Circle
519B Currens Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
Ph.D in Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Southampton, UK
M.Sc. in Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology, Medical College, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the Pharmacy School, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Chem 263 M 4:00-5:00 PM, WF 3:00-4:30 PM
Online virtual office hours: In order to foster a sense of community, I will be available via online chat, either video or voice, by Skype [Skype account: mlchen1000] on Thursday and Friday from 8:00-9:00 pm, CST.
Chem 101 sec 1 and sec II M 4:00-5:00 pm, WF 3:00-4:30 pm or by appointment
Chem 102 Organic Chemistry
Chem 263 Introduction to Pharmacology - Syllabus
Chem 264 Pharmacy Methods
Chem 463 Advanced Pharmacology
For my Ph.D., I synthesized peptides and studied their mechanisms of action on the neurons of snails,Helix Aspersa,by using electrophysiological methods. After receiving my Ph.D., I went to the University of Iowa as a postdoctoral research associate. My postdoctoral research focused on studying potassium channel interaction in fruit flies,Drosophila melanogaster, by using molecular, biological and electrophysiological approaches.
I enjoy teaching very much; it is nice to see my students learn something from my classes.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, photography, origami and Chinese dance.