Robert Jin-Hong Chang, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology University of Illinois College of MedicineDepartment of Ophthalmology
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Biographical Info

Robert Jin-Hong Chang, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Angiogenesis Research Laboratory


BS—National Taiwan Ocean University
PhD in Biochemistry—University of Mississippi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbiology—University of Virginia
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology—Harvard Medical School

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
UIC Department of Ophthalmology
1855 W. Taylor Street, MC 648
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-5590
Email: changr@uic.eduDr. Chang conducts research in corneal neovascularization with a focus on the role of endostatin and MMP-7-derived fragments of collagen XVIII in corneal angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis.  He also studies the molecular mechanisms of endostatin short peptides that inhibit VEGF-C binding to its receptors, VEGFR-2 and -3.  His research program has been funded by NEI. He has over 50 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals and he has mentored more than 30 research fellows.  Dr. Chang joined UIC in 2006 from Harvard Medical School where he was an Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Categories: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Research Faculty