Welcome to the Chuong lab web site! We are affiliated with the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the BioFrontiers Institute. Our lab uses computational and experimental approaches to better understand genome evolution and gene regulation in mammals.
We are particularly interested in the biology of parasitic genetic elements known as transposons, which make up over 50% of the human genome sequence. Recent research suggests these "bugs" in our code have important roles regulating cellular genes, particularly in the context of immune regulation. Our team works to uncover their profound impact on human health and disease.