Chuong lab members (click for bio)

The Chuong lab is dedicated to promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment for scientists from all races and backgrounds. We stand in solidarity with the black community against systemic racism and oppression. To inquire about openings, please email Ed. We especially encourage applicants from underrepresented or underserved communities.

Principal Investigator

Edward B. Chuong, PhD 
Assistant professor
PhD (Genetics), Stanford University
BS (Bioinformatics), UC San Diego


Research Staff

Dave M. Simpson
Lab manager/staff scientist
BS (Biological Sciences), University of Vermont



Conor J. Kelly
Professional research assistant
BS (Honors, MCD Biology), University of Colorado Boulder


Postdoctoral associates

Atma Ivancevic, PhD
Postdoctoral associate
PhD (Genetics and evolution), University of Adelaide, South Australia
BS (Applied maths and genetics), University of Adelaide


Giulia Pasquesi, PhD
Postdoctoral associate
PhD (Quantitative Biology), University of Texas Arlington, USA
MS (Conservation and Evolution), University of Pisa, Italy
BS (Natural Sciences), University of Pisa, Italy

Graduate students

Carmen Buttler
MCDB PhD student
MS (Cell & Molecular Biology), University of Denver
BS (Molecular Biology), University of Denver


Adam Dziulko
MCDB/IQ Bio PhD student
BS (Genetics), Iowa State University



Lily Nguyen
MD/PhD, co-advised with Dr. Ben Bitler (CU Anschutz Medical Center)
BS (Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology), University of Michigan



Bella Horton
Dept of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder (class of 2022)




Yuanyuan Xie (postdoc 2018-2020, currently Associate Director I at Wuxi Apptech)
Daniel Ramirez Hernandez (grad student 2018-2020, currently in Dowell Lab)

Alice Mueller (2018-2020, currently at Johns Hopkins PhD program in immunology)
Chris Mulligan (2019, currently in Schmidt lab)


Feb 2019 – Lab photo in lab


Oct 2018 – Lab doubling lunch at Fate Brewing

Sept 2018 – Yuanyuan, Ed, and Conor at the Rocky Mountain Virology Club retreat

June 2018 – Lab outing to Denver Science museum and Carl Zimmer


June 2018 – Looking sharp on tie-dye day at JSCBB