Dr. Mai-Lei Chen, Ph.D.


1 University Circle
519B Currens Hall
Macomb, IL 61455

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


Additional Information


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

Monday 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tuesday 8:00 am- 9:00 am,  Wednesday 3:00-4:00 pm, Friday 3-4:00 pm 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). Please email me to schedule a time to Skype.

Teaching Areas

  • CHEM 101-01 General Chemistry -Syllabus
  • CHEM 101 General Chemistry Lab -Syllabus
  • CHEM 101-02 General Chemistry -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.