Our Team

Chao Cheng (Principal Investigator)

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Institution of Clinical and Translational Research, Baylor College of Medicine

Chao Cheng received his Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Southern California in 2007. Prior to that, he received a M.S. in Molecular Genetics from Fudan University in 2002, and a M.S. in Statistics from the University of Southern California in 2006. He went on to do his postdoctoral work with Dr. Mark Gerstein at Yale University. From 2012 to 2018, he worked as an assistant and later as associate professor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has been working at Baylor College of Medicine since October 2018.

Lab Members

Yanding (Tony) Zhao

Ph.D Student

Tony is a Ph.D student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at Dartmouth. He has been a member since 2016.

Evelien Schaafsma

Ph.D student

Evelien is a Ph.D student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at Dartmouth. She has been a member since 2018.

Chao (Allen) Qin

Visiting Scholar

Allen is a visiting scholar from Beijing Jiaotong University. He has been a member since 2017.

Wei Yin

Visiting Scholar

Wei is a visiting scholar from Wuhan University. He has been a member since 2018.

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We're currently looking for Ph.D students, M.D. students, and undergraduates to join our lab.

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Lab Alumni

  • Xiaoyan He, (2017 - 2018) Visiting scholar, currently an associate professor at the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University.
  • Frederick Varn, (2014 - 2018) Ph.D student, currently an post-doc fellowship at Jackson Lab of Genomics.
  • Matthew Ung, (2013 - 2017) Ph.D student, currently an associate director at Immuneering Corporation.
  • George Wang, (2014 - 2017) Undergraduate student, currently a consultant at McKinsey and Company.
  • Alexandra Dalton, (2014 - 2017) Undergraduate student, currently a software engineer at Local Projects.
  • Yue (Frank) Wang, (2015 - 2017) Visiting scholar, currently a postdoctoral associate in Michael Whitfield's lab at Dartmouth.
  • Erik Andrews, (2013 - 2015) M.D. student, currently an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Shaoke Lou, (2014 - 2015) Postdoctoral associate, currently a postdoctoral associate in Mark Gerstein's Lab at Yale University
  • Yachen Sun, (2014) Undergraduate student, currently a software engineer at IXL Learning.
  • Sari Khaleel, (2013) M.D. student, currently a urology resident at the University of Minnesota
  • Mingzhu Zhu, (2012 - 2013) Postdoctoral associate, currently a bioinformatics researcher at the Chinese Academy of Medical Science.
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