Fei Chen, Ph.D.
Fei Chen is currently a fellow in the Schmidt Fellows program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. During the course of his doctoral research, Chen co-invented expansion microscopy, a breakthrough technique that allows for super-resolution imaging of biological samples with conventional light microscopes. He continues to pioneer novel molecular and microscopy tools to uniquely illuminate biological pathways and function. These include technologies which bridge microscopy and next-generation sequencing, such as fluorescent in situ sequencing and Slide-seq.
Chen was an Axline scholar at the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in biological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the MIT Viterbi and Poitras Fellowships. His awards include the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award and the Allen Distinguished Investigator Award.