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Xi Chen, Ph.D.

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Xi  Chen, Ph.D.


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  • English
  • Mandarin


  • Associate Professor (pending rank), Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics
  • Director, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Research Interests

  • Statistical Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Precision Cancer Medicine
  • Statistical Learning and Data Mining
  • Systems Biology


2006 Ph.D.
North Carolina State University
2004 M.S. in Statistics
North Carolina State University
2002 M.S. in Molecular Genetics
North Carolina State University
1999 B.S.
Lanzhou University


Xi (Steven) Chen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previously, he was a tenured Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on statistical genomics for cancer research, especially developing and applying innovative statistical and bioinformatics methodology to facilitate translational genomic research from bench to clinic. Dr. Chen is the Principle Investigator of a NCI R01 grant “Integrative prediction models for metastasis risk in colon cancer” which collects data on mRNA expression, somatic mutations, and clinical information to develop clinical-genomic risk prediction models and to identify subtypes for colon cancer patients. Dr. Chen is also a major contributor for identifying six triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtypes and corresponding gene signatures. He is the developer of the web-based software “TNBCtype”, which has been widely used by the breast cancer research community.