Research Interests


Dr. Chan’s laboratory has a long history of the identification and characterization of specific autoimmune target antigens in different systemic rheumatic diseases.

GW bodies

GW bodies (GWBs) are cytoplasmic foci initially identified through the use of an autoimmune serum targeting the marker protein GW182.

Oral cancer

Since joining the University of Florida, Dr. Chan’s lab has worked on head and neck and oral cancers.

Rods/rings structures

Historically, there have been few examples of human autoantibodies used in elucidating novel subcellular macromolecular complexes and structures.

about dr. chan

Edward K.L. Chan, Ph.D.

Dr. Chan is a professor in the Department of Oral Biology at the UF College of Dentistry and a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the UF College of Medicine.

Chan came to the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2002.

Laboratory news

New papers out in Cancer Letters, Frontiers in…

The lab has recently published papers in the journals Cancer Letters, Frontiers in Immunology, and Antiviral Research.


Madeline and Nhi receive University Scholars…

Undergraduate students Madeline Howe and Nhi Pham were selected for the 2018-2019 University Scholars Program.

scholars program

John wins first prize in 2018 Advancement to…

Calise recently won the top prize in the competition, earning the Council of Academic Chairs Scholarship at the 43rd annual UF College of Medicine…

2018 Advancement to Candidacy Winners