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Sidi Chen, PhD

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor


PhD, The University of Chicago, 2011

Research Interests

Cell Transformation, Neoplastic; CRISPR-Cas Systems; Genetics; Lung Neoplasms; MicroRNAs; Neoplasm Metastasis

I earned my PhD from The University of Chicago, and performed postdoctoral studies at MIT and the Broad Institute. My current research focuses on cancer systems biology, in particular in vivo CRISPR/Cas9-mediated cancer modeling and genetic screening. I have led studies on essential function of new genes in animal development and tumorigenesis, microRNA regulation of tumor hypoxia and angiogenesis, in vivo modeling of lung cancer and liver cancer using gene editing, and genome-wide screens for...

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Ryan Chow

Rotating MD/PhD Student

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Weilai Dong, Rotating Graduate Student

Yangqi Gu, Rotating Graduate Student

Michael Martinez, Postgraduate Associate

Yujing Cheng, Visiting Student

Gabriella Gael, Summer Student