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Chuong, Edward Boyi Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Research in the Chuong lab focuses on gene regulatory networks, which orchestrate complex biological functions. Changes to regulatory networks have major consequences for both organismal evolution and disease, but how such changes happen at the genomic level is not well understood. A central goal of the Chuong lab is to study the mechanisms and principles underlying regulatory network 'rewiring' as it occurs across species, individuals, and even cells. Research in the Chuong lab is highly interdisciplinary and relies heavily on both large-scale computational analyses and hypothesis-driven experiments in mammalian cells. The lab's ultimate goal is to advance our basic understanding of genome function and evolution, and provide new insights into the evolutionary basis of human diseases.

keywords

  • Transposons and gene regulation, genome evolution, functional genomics

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • MCDB 4520 - Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Computational and experimental methods in bioinformatics and genomics, and how these methods provide insights into protein structure and function, molecular evolution, biological diversity, cell biology and human disease. Topics include database searching, multiple sequence alignment, molecular phylogeny, microarrays, proteomics and pharmacogenomics. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 3135 or CHEM 4700 (minimum grade C-). Same as MCDB 5520.
  • MCDB 4980 - Honors Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides faculty-supervised research for students who have been approved by the departmental honors committee. Normally taken during the semester before completion of the honors thesis. Recommended prerequisite: MCDB 4840 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.20.
  • MCDB 4990 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Involves the preparation and defense of an honors thesis, based on faculty-supervised original research, including final phases of the research project. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 4840 or MCDB 4980 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.3 and approval by the MCDB Honors Committee.
  • MCDB 5520 - Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Computational and experimental methods in bioinformatics and genomics, and how these methods provide insights into protein structure and function, molecular evolution, biological diversity, cell biology and human disease. Topics include database searching, multiple sequence alignment, molecular phylogeny, microarrays, proteomics and pharmacogenomics. Same as MCDB 4520.
  • MCDB 6000 - Introduction to Laboratory Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces methodology and techniques used in biological research. Designed as a tutorial between a few students and one faculty member. Students are expected to read original research papers, discuss findings, and to plan and execute experiments in selected areas. Open only to MCDB graduate students. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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International Activities

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