Xi Steven Chen


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Field of Interest: Statistical Genomics, Biomarker Discovery & Prediction Modeling

Xi (Steven) Chen is a Professor of Biostatistics in DPHS at UMMSM. He is also the Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on statistical genomics and high-dimensional data analysis, including developing and applying innovative statistical and bioinformatics methodology to facilitate translational genomic research from bench to clinic, especially for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. Dr. Chen is a major contributor for the identification of the six major triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtypes and the corresponding gene signatures. He is the developer of the web-based software “TNBCtype”, which has been widely used by the breast cancer research community. Dr. Chen has been the PI of multiple National Cancer Institute (NCI) R01s since 2012, and he has been participating NCI Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) conducting integrative proteogenomic data analysis for multiple cancer types.