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 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

Teaching Areas

Chem 101-sec I General Chemistry - Syllabus and Lab

Chem 101-sec II General Chemistry - Syllabus and Lab

Chem 102 Organic Chemistry

Chem 263 Introduction to Pharmacology - Syllabus

Chem 264 Pharmacy Methods

Chem 463 Advanced Pharmacology

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.