Rong Chen

Rong Chen, PhD

About Me

Dr. Chen's 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

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Research Topics

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

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Cancer Biology [CAB], Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics (DMT), Immunology [IMM], Microbiology [MIC], Neuroscience [NEU]