Welcome to the Chuong lab online! We are located in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, located in the BioFrontiers Institute. Our lab uses computational and experimental approaches to better understand genome evolution and gene regulation in mammals.
We are particularly focused on the biology of parasitic genetic elements known as transposons, which make up over 50% of the human genome sequence. These “bugs” in our code have generally lost the ability to produce proteins, but recent research suggests they have important roles regulating cellular genes. Our research is helping to uncover their profound impact on human health and disease.