Kaifu Chen, PhD
2015 - present
Assistant Member, Houston Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Postdoctoral Associate, Instructor: 2009-2015
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Ph.D. in Genomics: 2004 - 2009
Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jointly worked for BGI (2005-2008) and KACST (2008-2009)
Yiwen Bu, Ph.D.
5/2018 ~ Present
I received a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the Southern Illinois University Simmons Cancer institute, and is a master in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. My researches in the past include elucidating the role of Endoplasmic Reticulum stress associated noncoding RNAs in disrupting cell circadian rhythms, and thus promoting cancer cell survival (Bu et al. Nature Cell Biology, 2018).
Guangyu Wang, Ph.D.
9/2017 ~ Present
I received a Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics from the Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. My researches in the past include developing statistical framework and bioinformatics tools for epigenomic data analysis..
Chongming Jiang, Ph.D.
8/2017 ~ Present (co-mentoring with Rongfu Wang, PhD)
I received a Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics from the Zhongshan University. My researches in the past include developing bioinformatics algorithms for the discovery of optimal target peptides for cancer immunotherapy
Bo Xia, Ph.D.
11/2016 ~ Present
I received a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Clemson University, and is a master in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. My researches in the past include discovering cancer driver genes for breast cancer, and defining the catalytic mechanisms of epigenetic enzymes. I also developed computational tools for sequencing data analysis.
Jie Lv, Ph.D.
11/2015 ~ Present
I received a Ph.D. degree in Evolutionary Biology from Rice University, with a dissertation focusing on evolution of genome organization. My background includes a Master's degree in bioinformatics and a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology.
Dongyu Zhao, Ph.D.
10/2015 ~ Present
I graduated with a PhD. in Genomics from Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. My dissertation is focused on developing bioinformatics tools for interpretation of high throughput genomic data. My background includes a Master's degree in bioinformatics and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Na Lei, Ph.D.
12/2017 ~ 12/2018
I am currently an Associate Professor in the Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangdong, China.
I have a PhD. in Pharmacology from the Southern Medical University, Guangdong, China. As a clinical physician and associate professor, I have received 6 major grants and published 10 research articles and 3 books.
Alin S. Tomoiaga, Ph.D.
09/2015 ~ 01/2017
After finish my postdoc training for 1.5 year in Chen lab, I became a tenure track Assistant Professor of Statistics at the Manhattan College.
Before joining Chen lab, I graduated with a PhD degree from Texas Tech University, where I defended my dissertation focused on statistical models applied to genomic pathway analysis. My background includes a Mathematics Master's degree on clinical trials simulations and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.