Principal Investigator

Jing Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics

Faculty of Health Sciences

Virginia Tech

Email: chenjing@vt.edu

Phone: (540)-231-1359

Education:

  • Ph.D., Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • M.S., Mathematics in Bioscience, Technische Universität München, Germany, 2004
  • B.S., Biology, Fudan University, China, 2002
 
Graduate Students

Xiaochu Li

PhD candidate in Biology and BIOTRANS Program

Virginia Tech

Email: xiaocli@vt.edu

 

Education:

  • M.S., Control Engineering, Beihang University, China, 2016
  • B.S.,  Engineering in Automation, Hebei University of Engineering, China, 2013

Sean McMahon

PhD candidate in Physics

Virginia Tech

Email: seanmcm@vt.edu

 

Education:

  • B.S.,  Physics, Bucknell University, PA, 2016

Yirui Chen

PhD candidate in GBCB

Virginia Tech

Email: yiruic@vt.edu

 

Education:

  • M.S., Biological Science, Clemson University, SC, 2017
  • B.S., Biotechnology, Nanjing Agriculture University, China, 2014

Xiangyu Yao

PhD candidate in GBCB

Virginia Tech

Email: jacky92@vt.edu

 

Education:

  • M.S., Science in Bioinformatics, University of Bloomington, IN, 2016
  • B.S., Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 2014
Undergraduate Students

Jax Poer

Undergraduate student in Systems Biology

Virginia Tech

 

 

 

Lab Alumni
  • Ossam Awan, Biological Sciences undergrad, 08/2018-05/2021 (graduated in 2021; will attend MD program at Eastern Virginia Medical School)
  • Irem Guner, postbac volunteer, Pre-Medicine graduate of Penn State, 05/2020-12/2020
  • Joe Hood, Systems Biology undergrad, 08/2019-05/2020 (graduated in 2020; will attend Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Life University)
  • Ben Heidebrecht, Systems Biology undergrad, 08/2018-05/2020 (co-advise with John Tyson; graduated in 2020; quality assurance test engineer at G3 Technologies, Inc.)
  • Stefany Nunez, VT PREP postbac, 07/2019-08/2019 (VT PREP mini rotation)
  • Nailah Kamal, Biological Sciences undergrad, 01/2019-12/2019
  • Jessica Gates, Biological Sciences undergrad, 08/2018-12/2018 (graduated in 2020)
  • Kelly Graff, Biological Systems Engineering undergrad, 01/2018-05/2018 (Virginia Tech Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Program)
  • Dilara Long, Physics undergrad, 08/2017-05/2018 (graduated in 2018; currently MD-PhD student at University of Arizona)