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Jiaying Chen

Jiayang Chen
Canaan-Yale Fellow

Jiaying Chen (she/hers)

Jiaying is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Genetics department at Yale University. She has joined Dr. Haifan Lin's laboratory for her thesis work since 2019, where she studies roles and mechanisms of the Piwi protein in transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in fly germ cells.

Outside of lab work, she was quite involved in student organizations. She was the 2020-2021 President of the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Yale (ACSSY), where she organized several events for the Chinese community at Yale. She was the co-Founder and Director of Career Fair for the Yale Biotech Club, where she co-led and organized the Life Science Career Fair for over 700 participants and over 30 companies. During leisure time, she enjoys traveling, exploring different restaurants, photography, and watching Korean dramas.