Chao Lu / Principle Investigator
Chao received his PhD from University of Pennsylvania, followed by postdoctoral training at the Rockefeller University. He has a long-standing interest in studying chromatin dynamics and its role in human diseases. He has won several awards for his research, including Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientist, Damon Runyon Fellowship Award and NIH Pathway to Independence award. Outside the lab, Chao spent his time following European and American football, playing basketball, waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, and chasing after his two-year-old son.
Xiao (Sean) Chen / Postdoctoral Fellow
Xiao received his PhD from Ocean University of China. He has strong passion in studying epigenetic mechanisms by both experimental and bioinformatic methods. To better understand some human diseases in the long run, he keeps pursuing continual self-renewal and iteration. Xiao likes tennis, Running Man and Nolan brothers' movies. He has a dream that one day AI will deal with the experimental data produced by bionic-robots in labs and then deliver the results to the protocol designers -- us.
Xinjing Xu / Lab Manager
A true Columbian, Jing has worked at the university for more than 10 years. Thanks for her experience, skills and hard work in setting up and running a research lab, we have the luxury to focus just on science! Her positive energy is always an inspiration for the group.