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!


July 2018

We celebrated our one year anniversary with a lab warming party full of scrub-jays.

July 2019

Our work was featured in this nice article on the small populations symposium at the Evolution conference. You can watch Nancy's talk here.

July 2019

Our NIH R35 grant was recommended for funding!!! And Nancy was elected an Elective Member of the American Ornithology Society. Hurray!

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, and undergrad Syed Ars Ghani was awarded a Discover Grant to do research in the lab this summer!

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