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October 5, 2017

Fei Chen - NIH Director's Early Independence Award DP5

Dr. Fei Chen awarded NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Funding will allow the Chen lab to use expansion microscopy to explore the molecular basis of glioblastomas, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Learn more about the 2017 awardees at


August 17, 2017

Fei Chen - Young Innovator Xconomy Awards 2017

Dr. Fei Chen announced as a Young  Innovator finalist for the 2017 Xconomy Awards

The inaugural 2017 Xconomy Awards will honor people, companies, and organizations working in all life science industries around the Boston area and New England. Read more about the finalists here; winners will be announced at a gala on September 26th.


June 15, 2017


The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group names Dr. Fei Chen as a 2017 Allen Investigator

Dr. Fei Chen is honored to receive one of five Allen Distinguished Investigator awards, a $1.5 million grant given over a 3 year period to early-stage researchers who are leading innovative fields in bioscience. 

Dr. Chen and Dr. Buenrostro, who also is a recipient of an ADI award at the Broad Institute, are collaborating to develop novel technologies in the field of epigenetics. These tools aim to enable direct visualization of the architecture of the genome and sequence individual regulatory elements within cells. The goal of this project is to gain a further understanding of how spatial organization of the genome is regulated, and to ask new questions about how changes in the epigenome lead to changes in both normal and disease cell types directly within tissues.


April 6, 2017


Interested in joining us? 

We have a Postdoctoral Associate position open through the Broad Institute to work on nuclear in situ epigenomics in the lab. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in bioengineering, chemical engineering, cell biology or biochemistry. A background in microscopy is strongly preferred.

Please learn more by searching for job 3162 on the Broad's career page


January 4, 2017


We're hiring!

We are looking to hire a Research Associate (minimum 2 years of experience) through the Broad Institute to join our lab and work on new tools for imaging the genome, epigenome, and transcriptome of cells in situ.

Please learn more by searching for job 2946 on the Broad's career page.


December 29, 2016


Expansion microscopy named Nature Methods 2017 Method to Watch

The changing face of super-resolution imaging | Rita Strack