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Bin Chen, PhD

Associate Professor
Pediatrics & Human Development, Pharmacology & Toxicology
(616) 234-2819
732 Secchia Center, Grand Rapids


Bin was recruited to MSU through the Global Impact Initiative. Prior to this position, Bin was a faculty member (instructor, assistant professor) at UCSF for three years. Bin trained as a chemist in college, worked as a software engineer before graduate school, trained as a chem/bioinformatician in graduate school, worked as a computational scientist at Novartis, Pfizer and Merck. He received his PhD in informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington and pursued his postdoctoral training in Dr. Atul Butte's lab at Stanford University. Bin co-founded DahShu, a non-profit organization to promote research and education in data sciences. As a PI, he has received >$4.5 million research funding. He has also contributed to a number of big grants (e.g., P01 and U24) as a co-investigator.

Lab Postdocs


  • Assistant Professor, Michigan State University (2018-04-01)
  • Instructor/Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco (2015-04-01—2018-03-31)