Dr. Peng Chen is an associate Professor of Pharmacy at Lanzhou University. He earned his doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Lanzhou University in China. As a Visiting Research Scientist in Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine. His research focuses specifically on the human gut microbiota and its relationship to health and disease. This basic research has led to the identification of natural product with potential practical applications in drug discovery and development.