Jun Chen

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 203 Research Dr., Room 355B MSRB, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5374
  • Email Address: junchen@duke.edu


  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  • M.S. Guizhou Agriculture University (China), 1990
  • B.S. Nanjing University (China), 1987

Representative Publications:

  • Tang, R; Jing, L; Willard, VP; Wu, C-L; Guilak, F; Chen, J; Setton, LA, Differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells into nucleus pulposus-like cells., Stem Cell Research and Therapy, vol 9 no. 1 (2018) [10.1186/s13287-018-0797-1] [abs].
  • Bridgen, DT; Fearing, BV; Jing, L; Sanchez-Adams, J; Cohan, MC; Guilak, F; Chen, J; Setton, LA, Regulation of human nucleus pulposus cells by peptide-coupled substrates., Acta Biomaterialia, vol 55 (2017), pp. 100-108 [10.1016/j.actbio.2017.04.019] [abs].
  • Tang, X; Jing, L; Richardson, WJ; Isaacs, RE; Fitch, RD; Brown, CR; Erickson, MM; Setton, LA; Chen, J, Identifying molecular phenotype of nucleus pulposus cells in human intervertebral disc with aging and degeneration., Journal of Orthopaedic Research, vol 34 no. 8 (2016), pp. 1316-1326 [10.1002/jor.23244] [abs].
  • Hwang, PY; Jing, L; Chen, J; Lim, F-L; Tang, R; Choi, H; Cheung, KM; Risbud, MV; Gersbach, CA; Guilak, F; Leung, VY; Setton, LA, N-cadherin is Key to Expression of the Nucleus Pulposus Cell Phenotype under Selective Substrate Culture Conditions., Scientific Reports, vol 6 (2016) [10.1038/srep28038] [abs].
  • Hwang, PY; Jing, L; Michael, KW; Richardson, WJ; Chen, J; Setton, LA, N-Cadherin-Mediated Signaling Regulates Cell Phenotype for Nucleus Pulposus Cells of the Intervertebral Disc., Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, vol 8 no. 1 (2015), pp. 51-62 [10.1007/s12195-014-0373-4] [abs].