Five Questions With: Xinyuan ‘Shawn’ Chen

Xinyuan “Shawn” Chen, of URI’s College of Pharmacy, is developing a nicotine vaccine that is designed to help people quit the smoking habit.
Xinyuan “Shawn” Chen, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, is developing a nicotine vaccine to block the drug’s entry into a smoker’s brain. According to Chen, who earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Nanjing University in China, the Food and Drug Administration…

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