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Ying Chen, Ph.D.

Ying_Chen_PHDYing Chen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Division of Medical Informatics, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Chen graduated with a B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from University of Science and Technology of China and completed his PhD at Princeton University in biochemistry and molecular biology. He mainly focuses on genomic data analysis to identify driver genes and pathways to better understand the biology of diseases, to identify targets to design new drugs to treat diseases, and to identify best treatments for patients. He is also interested in applying machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to model disease risk and drug response based on genomic alterations. In addition of cancer, he is also interested in identifying genetic bases for pediatric diseases such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD).