Bin Chen

Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor

Prior to this position, Bin was a faculty member at UCSF for three years. Bin trained as a chemist in college, worked as a software engineer before graduate school, trained as a chem/bioinformatician in graduate school, worked as a computational scientist at Novartis, Pfizer and Merck. He received his PhD in informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington and pursued his postdoctoral training in Dr. Atul Butte's lab at Stanford University. Bin co-founded DahShu, a non-profit organization to promote research and education in data sciences.

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Ke Liu

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ke received the BA in computer science at Shandong University in 2008 and the PhD in biology at Tsinghua University in 2014. He then pursued his postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley before joining Chen lab in 2018. He is interested in integrating multiple omics data (e.g., RNA-Seq, Chip-Seq) to discover new therapeutics for complex diseases (especially lung cancer). He is also interested in bioinformatics tool development.

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Billy Zeng

MD student

Billy is interested in applying deep learning into drug discovery.



Jordan Spatz Medical student UCSF
Michael F. Sharpnack Medical student, volunteer Ohio State University
Reuben Sarwal Summary Intern Undergraduate, UC Berkeley
Tanisha Joshi Summary Intern High school
Jane Wei Summary Intern Undergraduate, Cornell University
Rachel (Menghua) Wu Summary Intern High school, accepted into MIT
Charles Pei Summary Intern High school, accepted into Harvard, co-mentored by Marina Sirota


  • Samuel So, MD (Asian Liver Center, Stanford)
  • Haiyan Huang, PhD (Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley)
  • Xin Chen, PhD (Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF)
  • Andrei Goga, MD, PhD (Department of Medicine, UCSF)
  • ISPY team (Breast cancer, UCSF)
  • John Gordan, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Oncology, UCSF)
  • Katie Kelley, MD (Liver cancer, Department of Medicine, UCSF)
  • Ben Glicksberg, PhD (Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF)
  • Marina, Sirota, PhD (Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF)
  • Dexter Hadley, MD, PhD (Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF)