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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; Immunity; Lung Neoplasms; Neoplasm Metastasis; Stem Cells

I earned my PhD from The University of Chicago, and performed postdoctoral studies at MIT and the Broad Institute. My research focuses on global understanding of biological systems. I have led studies on identifying and characterizing genes of new origin in eukaryotic genomes, essential function of new genes in animal development and tumorigenesis, microRNA regulation of hypoxia and angiogenesis, in vivo modeling of lung cancer and liver cancer using gene editing, and genome-wide in vivo...

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Li Shen

Postgraduate Associate

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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