Weiqin Chen

Associate Professor

Weiqin Chen

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School



  • 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

  • PSIO 8300

    Master Thesis: Masters Thesis
  • 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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Oxidative stress induces BH4 deficiency in male, but not female, SHR., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Deletion of the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC) promotes insulin resistance and adipose tissue inflammation during high fat feeding., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Seipin deficiency leads to increased ER stress and apoptosis in mammary gland alveolar epithelial cells during lactation., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

Department Service

  • Hamilton Award Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Seminar Series 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Symposium "Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases" 2017

    Role: Other

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

  • International Journal of Obesity 2017 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • 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