Welcome to the Duren Lab

We are a computational biology research group at the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics. Our aim is to explore and understand the regulatory mechanisms of non-coding DNA. The long-term research goal is to answer the key scientific question” How non-coding genetic variant act through context specific gene regulatory network to influence phenotype”.

To this end, we develop novel computational tools for integrative analysis of genomics data to infer gene regulatory networks, to detect heterogeneity, and to annotate the regulatory function of genetic variants by context specific manner. (see Research).

We are part of the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics, which is located in Self Regional Hall, a state-of-the-art research and educational facility located in Greenwood, South Carolina.

We are looking for new Postdocs, graduate students, and ungraduate students to join the team (more info) !


13 Apr. 2020

Duren lab website — our lab is starting!

11 Aug. 2020

We moved to Greenwood, South Carolina from California.

17 Aug. 2020

The OpenCausal is published on PNAS.

1 Oct. 2020

The vPECA is published on Nature Communications.

4 Jan 2021

Two graduate students Naqing and Jiamutai joined our lab!

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