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Join us!

We are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment. Enthusiastic scientists at all levels are encouraged to email Dr. Chen with “Prospective Lab Member-level (undergrad, MS, PhD, postdoc)” in the subject line. See below for more details.

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Prospective Graduate Students

If you are interested in joining my lab as a graduate student, please look at the Research and Publications sections of this website to learn about our current research and see how they align with yours. Please include your CV, a brief statement of why you want to join our lab, skills that you can contribute to our lab, and your primary goals during your graduate career in the email.

Prospective undergraduates or interns

We currently do not have any paid RA positions available. However, the lab offers periodic unpaid research opportunities for exceptional undergraduates. You must be able to commit to at least 6 hours of work in the lab for at least two quarters. Research opportunities vary but can include coding, collecting, and analyzing data. Interns will work closely with one of our lab members. Please explore our website and send us an email with your unofficial transcripts, expected graduation date, major, prior lab experience, and what you hope to gain from working in the lab.

Prospective postdoctoral researchers

We are hiring! Please see the job description here. Alternatively, you may explore funding opportunities from NSF, the UW Population Health Initiative, the Fulbright Program, and organizations and agencies.

Contact Us


Gould Hall

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 


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