Yu-Chih Chen Ph.D.
Yu-Chih Chen received his dual bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Law from the National Taiwan University, Taipei in 2008, his Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2014, where he continued to work as a research faculty in both Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also affiliated with Joint CMU-Pitt Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology. He is the recipient of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Outstanding Student Research Award (2008), Orenstein Ph.D. Fellowship (2009), Best Post-Doctoral Speaker Award in Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program, UMich (2015), Emerging Forbes Scholar selected by Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery (2017), and Hillman Early Career Fellow for Innovative Cancer Research (2021). His current research focuses on high-throughput single-cell analysis, next generation sequencing (NGS), and machine learning for cancer precision medicine.
Office: G21 Hillman Cancer Center
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Chun-Cheng (Tony) Chiang
Chun-Cheng Chiang previously worked as an Attending Physician in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh. His current research focuses on the single-cell RNA-Seq of circulating tumor cells (CTCs).
Emma Hartnett is an undergraduate student of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She is specializing in the discipline of Medical Product Engineering and is working towards a certificate in Product Realization. In 2020, she engaged in research for the COVID-19 Wastewater Detection Pilot and supplementary testing of the Clarifi COVID-19 Test Kit at Quadrant Biosciences in association with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her current research with the Chen Lab regards the use of machine learning to distinguish programmed cell death.
Mengli Zhou is a MD student in Xiangya School of Medicine, and she is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. Her current research projects focus on drug screening based on high-throughput methods.
Edwin Rock is an undergraduate Bioengineering student at the University of Pittsburgh specializing in cellular engineering. He is pursuing minors in Math and Chemistry. His current research focuses on the relationship between read length and data quality in single-cell RNA sequencing and robotics for high throughput microfluidic experiments.