Rong Chen

Rong Chen, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Bioinformatics, Cancer, Genetics, Genomics, Systems Biology, Transplantation

Dr. Chen is Director of Clinical Genome Informatics at Icahn Institute of Genetics and Multiscale Biology. His research focuses on developing databases, genome repositories, and clinical applications to interpret personal genomes for clinical diagnosis, precision medicine, predictive disease risk, and novel therapeutics.

Prior to Mount Sinai, he led the collaborative efforts at Stanford University to drive personalized medicine and clinical diagnosis on Mendelian and complex diseases using genome and exome sequencing. Dr. Chen also helped launch a startup company Personalis, which won the VA's contract for the Million Veteran Genome project.

Dr. Chen has a broad interest in translational bioinformatics and genome interpretation, and has published over 60 papers in Lancet, Cell, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, PNAS, AJHG, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, Genome Research, Genome Biology, Genome Medicine, AJT, and Proteins. He holds numerous patents for software and databases on personalized medicine, diagnosis, and structure modeling.

Chen Laboratory

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Cancer Biology [CAB], Immunology [IMM], Microbiology [MIC], Neuroscience [NEU]

Education

BS, University of Science and Technology of China

MS, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

PhD, Boston University