Population genomics with pedigrees

Welcome to Chen Lab at the University of Rochester! We seek to understand the evolutionary processes that shape patterns of genetic variation over contemporary timescales. Much of our work combines genomics with extensive pedigree data from long-term demographic studies to answer questions in evolutionary biology and conservation genomics.

The Chen lab is recruiting motivated students and postdocs. Please get in touch if you’d like to join the team!


May 2019

Congratulations to Tiffany for graduating and winning the Grace McCormack Fund for Biology Prize! Also, welcome summer undergrads Jonathan Chow, Syed Ars Ghani, Gladiana Spitz, and Bo Zhou.

April 2019

Graduate student Jeremy has officially joined the lab!

March 2019

Congrats to Lindsey for getting into grad school!

February 2019

Nancy was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, and Tiffany was named a Fulbright semifinalist. Hurray!

February 2019

First ever lab meeting! Also, welcome rotation grad students Rose Driscoll and Jeremy Summers.

January 2019

The Chen lab is growing! Intern Martha Hoffman, lab tech Lindsey Perrin, and undergrads Tiffany Dias and Matthew Le have joined the team.

January 2019

Read a nice commentary on our gene-dropping paper here.

December 2018

Our paper on using pedigrees to understand allele frequency dynamics is now out in PNAS!

September 2018

Welcome Tamanna! First person to join the Chen lab is undergrad Tamanna Bhatia.

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