web_profileEdward B. Chuong, PhD
Marvin H. Caruthers Assistant Professor
BioFrontiers Institute
Department of Molecular, Cellular, Developmental biology
Email: edward.chuong@colorado.edu / Twitter: 
Curriculum Vitae (PDF updated June 2017)


I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, affiliated with the BioFrontiers Institute and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. I’m interested in integrating computational and experimental approaches to understand the basic processes that shape genome evolution.

I studied Bioinformatics at the University of California, San Diego from 2003-2007. There, I worked with Dr. Hopi Hoekstra exploring the evolution of genes involved in maternal-fetal genetic conflict. I next pursued a PhD at the Stanford University from 2007-2013, in the lab of Dr. Julie Baker. There, I found that endogenous retroviruses were a major source of regulatory elements in the placenta, potentially facilitating the evolution of pregnancy in mammals. Caught by the transposon bug, I did a postdoc at the University of Utah, co-advised by Dr. Nels Elde and Dr. Cédric Feschotte. There, I discovered a pervasive role for endogenous retroviruses in the evolution of primate immune responses. In 2018, I joined the BioFrontiers Institute to start my own lab, investigating the evolution of gene regulatory networks in human health and disease.