Chemistry

Chen

Mai-Lei Chen, Ph.D.

Instructor

1 University Circle
519B Currens Hall
Macomb, IL 61455

Work: (309) 298-2578
Fax: (309) 298-2180


m-chen2@wiu.edu

 


Additional Information

Education

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 

Office Hours:

Chem 264 MW 12:00-1:30, F 2:00- 3:00 or by appointment

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] using email arrangements in advanced

Chem 101 sec 1, MW 12:00-1:30, F 2:00-3:00, or by appointment

Chem 463 MW 12:00-1:30, F 2:00-3:00, or by appointment

Teaching Areas:

CHEM 101-01 General Chemistry (lecture & labs) -Syllabus

CHEM 101-02 General Chemistry (lecture & labs) -Syllabus

Chem 263 Pharmacy Methods -Syllabus

Research Interests:

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.