Xi Chen, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Weill Cornell Medical College
November 19, 2014
Dr. Xi Chen received his Ph.D. from Genome Institute of Singapore and National University of Singapore, where he studied transcriptional regulation of pluripotency and self-renewal in embryonic stem (ES) cells.
He was the first to discover the genomic regions targeted by lineage specific transcription factors cluster that exhibit cell type specific enhancer activities. He was later awarded a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fellowship and joined Dr. Laurie Glimcher’s laboratory at Harvard School of Public Health and Weill Cornell Medical College for postdoctoral training on Endoplasmic Reticulum stress and Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) in tissue homeostasis and oncogenesis. He was one of the first to establish the molecular connection between UPR and oncogenesis.