Who We Are

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Lu Chen

Position/Role: PI

Research interest:

tracing the intractable unknowns.

Favorite Quotes:

Evolution is the clinical trail of the nature.

Don't waste your clean thoughts on dirty enzymes.


Soon-keat Ooi

Position/Role: Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD 2021, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

B.S. 2009, National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Dr. Soon-keat Ooi joined the lab in Sept 2021 with his newly minted PhD thesis with Joan and Ronald Conaway at Stowers Institute. Soon-keat dedicated his efforts in the setting up of the young lab, and contributed intellectually during lab/floor meetings and various seminars. He even had an interesting encounter with Tom Cech during a virtual CSHL conference. Outside of the lab, Soon-keat enjoys playing competitive badminton, watching soap operas, and dining with friends. 


Victoria Gillespie

Position/Role: Sci Tech I

B.S. 2021, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Musinu Zakari

Position/Role: Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. 2008, Unvieristy of Ghana, Ghana

MSc. 2010, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Msc. and PhD 2015, Paris VI University, France

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Mengmeng Li

Position/Role: Senior Data Analyst / Friend of the lab

MBBS 2008, Nanjing Medical University

MSPH 2017, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research focuses:

Maternal, perinatal and neonatal health, and adolescent health.

data science