Christine S. Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

MS, Computer Science, Stanford University
PhD, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, University of California, San Diego

BU Research Profile 

Our lab studies transcriptional regulatory network and aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of how aberrant regulatory circuits contribute to human disease. Heterogeneity in clinical tissue samples has been the major obstacle in studying human disease. Being able to perform functional genomic profiles of thousands of single cells at once enables us to dissect a heterogenous tissue sample or cell population without the need to isolate and sort for each sub populations. We utilize and develop novel massively-parallel single-cell transcriptomic and epigenetic profiling technologies based on droplet based microfluidic device to study heterogenous clinical tissue samples and blood immune cell populations in patients.