GSBS logo
 
Degrees of Discovery logo
 
 

Dr. Ken Chen

Dr. Ken Chen

Regular Member

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

My Lab is interested in comprehensively and accurately constructing the genomes and the transcriptomes of various cancer cell populations towards understanding the heterogeneity and the evolution of cancer as a consequence of genetics and environment.  We are also interested in developing integrative approaches to identify biomarkers that are useful for diagnosis and prognosis. 

Project and Techniques:

Students will be involved in learning Statistics, Computer Science, and Biology to solve cutting edge bioinformatics problems in the context of large-scale next-generation genome sequencing projects such as the cancer genome atlas (TCGA) and the 1000 genomes project. They will acquire computer skills in analyzing large-scale high dimensional data set, develop algorithms in C, perl, and R for DNA-seq and RNA-seq data analysis, and apply them to characterize genetic variants that affect cancer biology.

PubMed

SciVal

MDACC Faculty

Program Affiliation:

Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Contact Information

Phone: 713.794.1348

Email: kchen3@mdanderson.org

Office: MDA FCT4.6094 (Unit 1410)

Title: Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2004