Chunta is a student in the Pharmacology & Physiology PhD program at Drexel. Prior to joining the Meucci lab, Chunta earned his B.S. in Life Science from National Central University (Taiwan), and earned his M.S. in Microbiology & Immunology from National Taiwan University. During this training, Chunta worked on various research projects examining how streptococcus mutations alter host immune responses, and non-canonical functions of FBXL14 in mouse cortical neurons. In the Meucci lab, Chunta is examining cortical dendritic spine modulation by CXCL12, and the fate of individual dendritic spines over time.