Jui-Lin Chen


I am gay and I am an immunologist.//


I was born and raised in Taiwan, and I moved to the US to pursue my Ph.D. in Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University in 2017. During my Ph.D. research, I wanted to do research that can improve the health of the LGBTQIA+ population. So I decided to work on HIV vaccines. In my Ph.D. research, I used novel nanomaterials to develop HIV vaccines. After graduating in May 2022, I am now a postdoctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City continuing my vaccine research for HIV and COVID-19.

I want to help other LGBTQIA+ members or people from outside the US like me who want to pursue biomedical science in the US. And I am also looking for a job in the vaccine industry. Feel free to contact me via my LinkedIn or Twitter for any questions about my journey or about job opportunities.

As a vaccine advocate, I took this picture after I got my flu shot for a campaign to encourage people to get their vaccine.