Professor Chang received his Ph.D. in Biological Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and his M.D. from University of Illinois in Clinical and Molecular Biology.
His research interests include: Research on Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease. Using immunohistochemistry, quantitaive real time PCR, western blot, and other molecular biology techniques.
In 2020, Fen-Lei Chang was presented the Bicentennial Medal for his distinguished service to Indiana University.