Lab Activities and Pictures


Great Friday night mentoring session from the lab OG, first graduate student Matt! Spring 2023

Congratulations to Medha for her successful Master thesis defence! April 28, 2023

MD PhD farewell party at Lau SiChuan restaurant! The restaurant chef has had a busy night thanks to 35 hungry custmers from Chen lab. Ping, “Give me five more Peking Duck”. April 21, 2023

Chen lab enjoys the fun and social vibe of pickleball. Tournament gold medal(s) goes to Sidi, Kaiyuan, Ping, Xinyu and Emily! April 14 2023

Farewell party for Kazu, who will embark a new journey in Japan! You will be missed, Kazu. Thanks Luojia for buying us a fantastic cake! And happy birthdays to Erica, Angie and Luojia! Feb. 24 2023

Lab gather at Taste of China to celebrate Chinese New Year 2023, the year of rabbit! Great to see some new faces and some OGs joining the party! Spring 2023


Chen Lab halloween costume contest and game night. Costume contestants: Xiaoyun (Joker) and Sidi (Killer T cell). The lab enjoyed the werewolf game after having all sorts of food from Lao Sichuan restaurants. Oct. 31, 2022

Social chair Liqun and his associate Luojia took the lab away from maxi preps and AAV purification for a lab retreat at Flushing, NY. Following heated scientific discussions, lab enjoyed Chinese Chess tournament (Fig 2 showing Ping bullying Paul, who learned Chinese chess for less than an hour) and Voice of Chen Lab singing competition (data not shown: Liqun and Ping dominate the stage). Fall 2022.

Lab outing @ east beach of Hammonasset Park, Clinton after a big lunch at Taste of China. Farewell to the lab OG Stanley and wish him a lot of offers from medical school application. Welcome the new postdoc, Chuanpeng joining the lab. Summer 2022

Graduate school survival 101–taught by Ryan @ the rooftop of his apartment, while enjoying free Kuro Shiro Ramen from the Department of Genetics. Ryan received a 5/5 on RateMyProfessor. Summer 2022

Lab retreat at Newport, RI. After a day of hiking through the beautiful Cliff Walk, the lab gather in a Japanese restaurant and enjoy some sushi and hibachi. Clearly Ping is the winner in terms of Sake drinking. Spring 2022

Outdoor farewell party for Lupeng! Amazing weather in Spring 2022
2nd Bay Challenge: Dart. Winner: Bay 5
Farewell to Doctor-to-be Winston! Wish him all the best in the future! Spring 2022
Congrats to the 1st ever Lab Cornhole Winner, Bay1! Spring 2022


Here we see Jerry and Matt having a moment together, running into the freezing water at Lighthouse Point Park. This bizarre act is allegedly a Yale tradition called the “Polar Plunge.” Word has it that shortly after this photo was taken, they turned right back around and went to lab to do their minipreps. Winter 2021


Sidi demoing his patented 4-Step Method for mouse colony management over an interactive Zoom session. Fall 2020


Our very own Jerry is a cellist in Low Strung, a cello ensemble of Yale undergrads!
Lab at Snow Strung, December 2019
Group photo with new Chen Lab swag! Fall 2019
Hot Pot for Mid-Autumn Festival, Fall 2019
Lab at Genetics Retreat, Summer 2019
Lab dinner at Taste of China, Spring 2019


Lab dinner farewell to Dr. Bai and other colleagues, Summer 2018


Lab dinner Summer 2017
Lab meeting at the beach


Lab dinner and farewell to Mike Martinez


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