Weiqin Chen

Assistant Professor

Weiqin Chen

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Molecular Genetics. Michigan State University, 2005

  • MS, Microbiology, General China Agricultural University, 1999

  • BS, Microbiology, General Nanjing Agricultural Universit, 1995

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Young Basic Science Faculty Award MCG Faculty Senate, 2017

  • Endocrine Society Eugenia Rosemberg Travel Award Endocrine Society, 2013

  • Medical Student Sponsor Award Medical Scholars Program at Augusta University, 2013

  • RNA-Seq Grant Augusta University Cancer Center, 2013

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship American Heart Association, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • PSIO 8315

    Teaching Practicum in Phys
  • COGS 8012

    Scientific Communications
  • COGS 9210

    Investigation of a Prob


Selected Recent Publications

  • Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy 2/Seipin Is Not Required for Brown Adipogenesis but Regulates Brown Adipose Tissue Development and Function., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Testing Universal Design of a Public Media Website with Diverse Users., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Obesity associated Lyplal1 gene is regulated in diet induced obesity but not required for adipocyte differentiation, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Obesity is associated with more activated neutrophils in African American male youth, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Berardinelli-Seip congenital lipodystrophy 2 regulates adipocyte lipolysis, browning, and energy balance in adult animals., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

University Service

  • IACUC 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate Research Day at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University 2013 - Present

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • American Heart Association BCVS Conference 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • AIMS Molecular Medicine 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Heart Association SURF2 study section 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • Diabetes 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Endocrine Society Annual Conference 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer