Department of Health Studies and the College
Lin Chen is currently developing statistical methods for high-dimensional genomics data and exploring the theory behind them. Once developed, she implements the methods in software for broad distribution. She collaborates with epidemiologists, geneticists, and other scientists who contribute to the development of statistical methodology that facilitates the understanding of complex disease etiology and molecular biology.
She has authored numerous papers and developed software packages based on the data analysis from her research. She is a referee for Nature Biotechnology, PLoS Genetics, Bioinformatics, BMC Genetics, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, PLoS ONE, and the Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics.
Chen received her PhD in biostatistics in 2008 from the University of Washington and her BS from the School of Economics in Beijing, China, in 2002. She was a postdoctoral research associate at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Chen joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.