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 2021

We had a lab get together to celebrate our many graduates (Lindsey, Michaela, Gladiana, Matthew, Ars, Tamanna, Ceylin) - we're so proud of all that you've accomplished!

May 2021

Lindsey's collaborative project on conservation genetics of Solomon endemic white-eyes was published in Emu - Austral Ornithology.

May 2021

Some more good lab news: Gladiana won the Grace McCormack Fund for Biology Prize, Jeremy received a Chapman research grant, and Felix was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship! Woo hoo congrats all!

April 2021

Congratulations to Jeremy for receiving an ASN Student Research Award and an AOS Student Research Award. Gladiana gave a fantastic talk and received a Deans' Award at the UR Undergrad Research Expo! Also, huge congrats to Lindsey for passing her Master's exam!

March 2021

Congratulations to Ceylin, Gladiana, and Matthew for getting into graduate school! Also, Swarthmore undergraduate Bailey Jones was awarded a Baltimore/Broad Summer Research Fellowship to work with us this summer.

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