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Hengye Chen

BMMB Graduate Student-Bai Lab
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About Me

Hengye Chen has received his B.S. Degree in Biotechnology in Beijing Normal University in 2013, and then he achieved his M.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology in Georgetown University in 2015. In 2016, he joined the graduate program of BMMB in Pennsylvania State University. 


Research Interest

I am interested in eukaryotic gene regulation, in particularly, the mechanism of nucleosome displacement and its effects on gene expression.


Research Summary

Currently, I am working on transcription factors named Nucleosome-Displacing Factors (NDFs) which lead to nucleosome depletion or repositioning. I am using a methylation-based single-cell nucleosome mapping method to investigate the cooperation of NDFs and chromatin remodelers. Another project I am working on is to study how histone turnover affect nucleosome displacement.


Programs and Training Centers


Honors and Awards

  • University Graduate Fellow, 2016, PSU.
  • Graduate travel Award, 2019, PSU.