Alice Chen joined Keller and Heckman in 2010 and focuses on EPA, FDA, and USDA issues related to the production of food, fuel, and other chemicals in genetically modified and unmodified microorganisms and plants.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Dr. Chen was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) working on science and policy issues related to the sustainability of biofuels. She was a faculty member in both the biology and environmental science departments at American University and a staff scientist at Edenspace Systems Corporation, working on genetically engineering plants for a variety of industrial purposes. Dr. Chen's Ph.D. work focused on the molecular mechanisms of heavy metal tolerance and accumulation in plants.
Dr. Chen is a member of the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.