Will Chen

Genome Sciences

As a graduate student in the lab of genomics professor Jay Shendure, Will developed tools to better understand development and gene regulation. Using CRISPR/Cas9, he engineered tools that can record biological events in cells, providing researchers a window into molecular events that occurred while the cells were going through development and differentiation. He also developed a computational tool, known as Lindel, to accurately predict the genome editing outcomes of CRISPR/Cas9. He holds a B.S in Biological Science from Shandong University, China and a M.S in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University.