Shuonan Chen


Graduate Research Assistant (DSB)

I graduated from Southeast University with a B.S. in learning sciences (biomedical engineering). Prior to joining Columbia, I conducted research in Dr. Jessica Mar’s lab at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where I became interested in using quantitative approaches to understand biology. My previous research focused on developing gene regulatory network models for neural crest cells, by building Bayesian hierarchical models from single cell trasncriptomic data. Incoming 2018.

Education History

MS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY                                                                                  Biomedical Engineering

BS, Southeast University, Nanjing                                                                                                  Biomedical Engineering


Chen S, Mar JC. Evaluating methods of inferring gene regulatory networks highlights their lack of performance for single cell gene expression data. BMC bioinformatics. 2018 Dec;19(1):232.