Dr, Rong Chen

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Rong Chen is the Director of Clinical Genome Informatics and Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetic and Genomics Sciences in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Chen is a world renowned expert in genome interpretation and translational bioinformatics. He has developed many databases, software, and patents to drive precision medicine and clinical diagnosis using genome and exome sequencing and integrative genomics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Personalis, Stanford University, and Quest Diagnostics. He published over 60 papers in top tier journals, including Lancet, Cell, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, PNAS, American Journal of Human Genetics, PLoS Genetics, Genome Research, Genome Biology, and American Journal of Transplantation. He built a startup company called Personalis to interpret personal genome and exome sequences for clinical diagnosis, and sit in the advisory board for several genome informatics companies, including Bina Technologies and Tute Genomics. Dr. Chen received his B.S. in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology in China, his M.S. in Structure Biology from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Boston University.