June 2021:  Congratulations to Dayana Delgado for earning her PhD from the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago!   So sad to see her go, but exciting opportunities ahead for Dr. Delgado!  One of the chapters from her outstanding dissertation is now published in EHP :

Environmental Health Perspectives

Feb 2021: Congratulations to MD/PhD student Meytal Chernoff on being awarded an F30 training fellowship from the NIEHS!   A well deserved honor and recognition of her amazing work studying the genetics of arsenic metabolism and toxicity.

September 2020: Congratulations to postdoctoral scholar Kathryn Demanelis on her recent publication in Science entitled “Determinants of telomere length across human tissues”.  An congrats on her new job at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her contributions to our group were massive and she will be sorely missed.  We wish her all the best!

First Pierce/Chen Lab meeting via zoom (March 2020)

Pierce/Chen Lab holiday dinner (Dec 2019).  Including some of our smallest group members in training.

Group dinner at ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics) Annual Meeting in Houston TX (October 2019)

Visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh in order to initiate a study of arsenic exposure mutation signatures in cancer (January 2019)

Pierce and Chen Labs’ Holiday Dinner (December 2018)