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Chaolin Zhang

Assistant Professor
Email: cz2294 (at) columbia (dot) edu

  • Research Ass. Prof., Rockefeller University (2011-2012)
  • Postdoc, Rockefeller University (2008-2011)
  • Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory / Stony Brook University (2004-2008)
  • B.E., Tsinghua University, Beijing (1998-2002)

Curriculum Vitae | Personal page

Current Lab Members


Suying Bao (06/2017-), Postdoc

Email: sb4045 (at) columbia (dot) edu

  • Ph.D., School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Huijuan Feng (08/2016-), Postdoc

Email: hf2304 (at) columbia (dot) edu

  • Visiting Ph.D. student (1/2015-1/2016)
  • Ph.D., MOE Key Laboratory of Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics Division, TNLIST & Department of Automation, Tsinghua University


Yingzhi Qian (06/2016-), Computational Biologist

Email: yq2139 (at) columbia (dot) edu

  • M.A., Statistics, Columbia University
  • B.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Fudan University

Dmytro Ustianenko (01/2015-), Postdoc

Email: du2145 (at) columbia (dot) edu

  • Ph.D., Biomolecular Chemistry, Masaryk University, Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic


Xiaojian Wang (06/2016-), Lab manager

Email: xw2006 (at) columbia (dot) edu

  • MS, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental biology, the Ohio State University
  • BM, Basic Medical Sciences, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China

Sebastien Weyn (08/2013-), Graduate Student

Ph.D. student, Integrative Program, Columbia University
Email: smw2185 (at) columbia (dot) edu


Justin Wong (06/2017-), Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate student, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Email: justin (dot) wong (at) columbia (dot) edu

  • Simons Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Program Award (2017)


Helene Lovett (06/2017-), Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate student, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard University
Email: helenelovett (at) college (dot) Harvard (dot) edu

  • SURF/Amgen Fellowship (2017)


Martin Jacko (08/2013-07/2017), Graduate Student

Ph.D. student (joint with Wichterle lab), Department of Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine, Columbia University
Email: mj2577 (at) columbia (dot) edu

Now: Postdoc, Alice Ting Lab, Stanford University

Ankeeta Shah (08/2015-05/2017), Volunteer

Undergraduate student, Barnard College
Email: abs2218 (at) barnard (dot) edu

  • SURF/Amgen Fellowship (2016)
  • Goldwater Scholarship (2016)

Now: Graduate Student, University of Chicago

Jonah Lee (05/2015-01/2017), Volunteer

Undergraduate student, Columbia College
Email: jl3910 (at) columbia (dot) edu

Andrew Arditi (Volunteer, 09/2016-12/2016)
Columbia College
Email: ava2123 (at) columbia (dot) edu

Jingxian You (Volunteer, 07/2016-09/2016)
Fudan University
Email: ykevingrox (at) gmail (dot) com

Jiaye Li (05/2016-08/2016)

MA in Biotechnology, Columbia University

Then: Volunteer

Kevin Huynh (10/2015-7/2016)

  • BS, Biochemistry/Cell Biology, UCSD
  • MS, Biology, UCSD

Then: Technician

Now: MD program, UCSF

Joy Pai ( 09/2013-05/2016)
Undergraduate student, Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science, Columbia University

  • Harvard/MIT HST Summer Institute Fellowship (2015)
  • SURF/Amgen Fellowship (2014)

Then: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Now: Bioinformatics specialist, Michel Russenzweig lab, Rockefeller University

Kernyu Park (07/2015-10/2015)
Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science, Columbia University

Then: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Qinghong Yan (02/2013-02/2015)
Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, Stony Brook University
Then: Postdoc
Now: Scientist, Amgen

Yong Zhang (04/2013-11/2014)
Ph.D., Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Then: Postdoc
Now: Postdoc, Xuemei Chen lab, UC Riverside

Jie Wu (01/2013-08/2013)

Then: Visiting Ph.D. student, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory / Applied Maths and Statistics, Stony Brook University
Now: Bioinformatics Scientist, BioMicro Center, MIT