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!
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
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.