Lab members


Haiqi Chen (he/him)
Haiqi Chen (he/him)
Principal Investigator
Haiqi.Chen@utsouthwestern.edu
@haiqi_chen

Haiqi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences. Haiqi received a Ph.D. in Molecular Endocrinology through a joint program between the University of Hong Kong and the Population Council at the Rockefeller University in 2017. In 2018, he began his postdoctoral training at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as a Lalor fellow, and later on started an independent research program at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in late 2021.

In his free time, Haiqi enjoys Sci-Fi novels and soccer.

Photo by Sophia Liu (@soph_liu)


Melanie Evans (she/her)
Melanie Evans (she/her)
Fellow Physician
Melanie.Evans@utsouthwestern.edu

Melanie is the first year Fellow Physician in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a biomedical focus from Southern Methodist University. She then completed medical school as well as her four years of residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. In her final year of residency, she was elected to be Chief Resident where she served as coordinator for all 72 OBGYN residents.

Melanie is currently working with the lab on dissecting the roles of extrachromosomal DNA in human sperm.

Photo by UTSW Staff Photographer


Jamie Marshall (she/her)
Jamie Marshall (she/her)
Affiliate

@JamieLMars

Jamie is a Principal Scientist at Solid Sciences. She was previously a Senior Group Leader in the Kidney Disease Initiative at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She obtained her PhD from UCLA and received her postdoc training at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Jamie is currently collaborating with the lab on building a spatial transcriptome atlas for the mouse and human kidney. She also provides career consultation for lab trainees interested in learning more about academia or biomedical industry.

Photo by Sophia Liu (@soph_liu)


Anubhav Sinha (he/him)
Anubhav Sinha (he/him)
Affiliate

@sinhanubbhav

Anubhav is a graduate student in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics PhD program in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. During his PhD, he co-invented expansion sequencing, a technology for spatially-resolved transcriptomics.

Anubhav previously collaborated with the lab on buidling the spatial trancriptome atlas for mammalian spermatogenesis. He currently provides consultation on in situ sequencing technologies.

Photo by Anonymous Hero


Dawn Chen (she/her)
Dawn Chen (she/her)
Affiliate

@dawnchenx

Dawn is a graduate student in the Harvard Systems, Synthetic and Quantitative Biology program. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S./M.S. in biochemistry and statistics. During her undergrad, she worked in the Ronald Breaker Lab to discover new structured noncoding RNAs in nature, and also with Hongyu Zhao to analyze polygenic and lifestyle risk for cardiovascular disease. After undergrad, she worked as a Software Engineer at Google. She is currently interested in developing new molecular tools for cellular recording and molecular sensing.

Dawn is collaborating with the lab to develop a novel technology for endogenous gene locus editing.

Photo by Sophia Liu (@soph_liu)


Anisha Laumas (she/her)
Anisha Laumas (she/her)
Affiliate

@anlau19

Anisha Laumas is an undergraduate majoring in Integrative Biology at Harvard College. In high school, she worked in Prof. Diane Krause’s lab at the Yale School of Medicine studying hematopoietic progenitor cell differentiation. Anisha is interested in using computational tools for genomics as well as applying in situ technologies to various biological contexts.

Anisha previously collaborated with the lab on building the spatial transcriptome atlas for mammalian spermatogenesis. She is currently working with the lab to use computational methods to dissect unique features of the transcriptome in germ cells.

Photo by Sophia Liu (@soph_liu)


Sophia Liu (she/her)
Sophia Liu (she/her)
Affiliate

@soph_liu

Sophia Liu is a graduate student in the Harvard Biophysics PhD program and affiliated with the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics PhD program in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. She graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Chemical-Biological Engineering, where she worked in Robert Langer’s lab on a micro fluidic device for antigen delivery and in Alex Shalek’s lab on single-cell sequencing of neuronal nuclei.

Sophia is collaborating with the lab on creating new ways to measure temporally and spatially dynamic cell interactions, particularly for studying T and B-cell development.

Photo by Hans Bergal


We are hiring!
We are hiring!
Research Associate / Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow

We are hiring!

Postdoctoral fellows may e-mail Haiqi at Haiqi.Chen@utsouthwestern.edu with a CV, statement of research interests, and 2-3 references. Please click here for details.

We are also looking for motivated undergraduates and graduate students!

We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and immigration status.