Xianli Jiang (postdoc) was selected to receive a 2023 Conquer Cancer Merit Award by the ASCO Foundation Scientific Program Committee.
Holly Hill defended PhD in UTSPH epidemiology
Yuefan Huang defended PhD in UTSPH Biostats
Ken Chen was selected as the recipient of the Robert M. Chamberlain Distinguished Mentor Award by the MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Association
Alice received college admission offers from MIT, CALTECH and Harvard, Congrats !
Alice Feng (a high school intern) has a first author long-abstract accepted by Machine-Learning in Computational Biology (MLCB) 2021, supervised primarily by Shaoheng Liang (Ph.D. student).
We received Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Genetic Ancestry Network award with Rui Chen lab (BCM, lead PI) and several labs in the US.
Ken Chen (PI) received MDA Presidential Recognition of Faculty Excellence in Research Excellence.
Xianli Jiang (Postdoc) received the CPRIT CCBTP postdoc fellowship award.
Ken Chen (PI) received Oden Institute-TACC-MDACC collaboration award on computational oncology with Steven Yi at UT Austin.
Vakul Mohanty (Postdoc) published a first-author paper on Cell Reports Medicine, a new top biomedical research journal, 2021 and was featured in MD Anderson Research Highlights.
Ken Chen received early promotion to full Professor, starting in September 2021.
The BreakDancer software that Ken Chen developed are quoted as part of the Nature: Milestones in Genomic Sequencing, under "An explosion of computational tools". So were the projects Ken Chen involved in: sequencing the first cancer AML genome (Ley et al., Nature 2008), under "A sequencing revolution in cancer" and the HapMap/1000 Genomes project, under "Cataloguing a public genome".
Fang Wang (postdoc) started as a professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, in Guangzhou, China.
Our group received a three-year award from NCI ITCR U01 program for developing widely used cancer informatics tools.
Former Ph.D. student Xian Fan started as a tenure-track assistant professor at Florida State University.
Former postdoc Wanding Zhou started as a tenure-track assistant professor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP.)
Our group received three-year awards from the CZI Seed Network to establish human cell atlas of breast with Nick Navin, Ph.D. and of retina with Rui Chen, Ph.D., starting summer 2019.
Ph.D. student Hamim started as a tenure-track assistant professor in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in fall 2019.
Postdoc Fang Wang published a first-author paper in Nature Methods’ May 2019 issue.
Ph.D. student Ramiz was awarded an NLM fellowship to perform knowledge modeling/acquisition from electronic medical record EMR data.
Ken Chen received an independent investigator award from CPRIT to investigate cancer genome instability and related therapeutics.
Ken Chen received an award from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative for developing novel single-cell data analysis methods.
SevenBridges published a nice story about how our tool, novoBreak, is optimized in the cancer genome cloud.
Zechen started as a tenure-track assistant professor at University of Alabama, Birmingham in March.
Postdoc Zechen’s first author paper (novoBreak) was published in Nature Methods
Student Hamim's first author paper (Monovar) published in Nature Methods.
Ken Chen was named a 2016-2017 Andrew Sabin Family Fellow.
Ken Chen received early promotion to Associate Professor in September.
Our systematic study of 1,000 cancer patients identified pathogenic germline variants missed by standard testing, Meric et al., 2015
Postdoc Zechen Chong was named a 2015 Keck fellow.
Our group obtained an R01 supplement award to test NCI Cloud Pilot Centers.
The T200 (MD Anderson Institute of Personalized Cancer Therapy) platform paper led by our group published in Chen et al., Clinical Chemistry, 2015. So far, this platform has been applied to study over 10,000 MD Anderson tumor samples, 2015.
Student Tenghui Chen received a 2015 GSBS President's Research Scholarship Award and a 2015 GSBS Deans Gee Family Legacy award.
Postdoc Wanding Zhou and student Tenghui Chen were co-first authors on a paper (TransVar) published in Nature Methods.
SV tools developed by this group identified a driver gene fusion in sporadic Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, Grubbs et al., 2014.
Postdoc Zechen Chong ranked No. 1 in ICGC-TCGA DREAM 8.5 somatic mutation calling structural variation sub-challenge, 2014. Watch the report by Paul Boutros
Student Xian Fan published two first author papers
Postdoc Wanding Zhou was named an MD Anderson Odyssey Fellow
Ken Chen was awarded a U01 sub-award to establish informatics for routine patient genomic profiling.
Ken Chen was awarded a U41 sub-award with the Human Genome Structural Variation Consortium (formerly, 1000 Genomes SV group) from NHGRI to study structural variation in human population using the 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing.
Ken Chen was awarded an NCI R01 grant to delineate structural heterogeneity in cancer genomes.