Grant: Jingchun Chen

Jingchun Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) received a UNLV IDeA Pilot Grant in the amount of $69,300 for her pilot study to develop a cellular model of microglia for schizophrenia research. Microglia are a type of white blood cell found in the brain and spinal cord that provides immune defense to the central nervous system. The study seeks to establish induced microglia-like cells (iMGCs) from monocytes, another type of white blood cell, and validate iMGCs through their signature and function. This will help inform the design of future research studies on schizophrenia.

People in the News

Closeup of Doris Blackwell
People | June 13, 2019
This program officer I advocates for open communication.
man seated at event listening
People | June 12, 2019
Former UNLV President Don Snyder has played pivotal roles in many key Southern Nevada institutions, including the UNLV School of Medicine
Lisa Davis standing in tall grass at the Wetlands.
People | June 10, 2019
A triple UNLV alum, Lisa Davis has found her passion for sustainability, helping people, and adventure in UNLV's MBA programs.