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Chen Zhao, PhD, FACMG

Assistant Professor

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Chen Zhao, PhD, FACMG

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  • Genetics

    333 Cedar St

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Dr. Zhao is an assistant professor at Genetics at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Zhao’s primary role is an assistant director in the DNA diagnostics lab where he serves to analyze genomic data for patients with various conditions, signs genetic testing lab reports, and supervises the development and implementation of new CLIA compliant testing protocols. In addition to his routine clinical duty, Dr. Zhao is interested to use genomic approaches including various sequencing technologies in diagnosing and understanding various rare diseases with genetic etiologies.

Dr. Zhao received his Ph.D. in Genetics at SUNY & Stony Brook in 2007, where he studied Rasopathies in the laboratory of Dr. Dafna Bar-Sagi. He then completed his Susan G-Komen sponsored postdoctoral training with Dr. Philip Beachy at Stanford University where he investigated the biology and genetics underlying the Hedgehog pathway in mammary development and in Culler-Jones syndrome. Dr. Zhao has published numerous papers in journals that include Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Cell Biology, and Genetics in Medicine.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Stony Brook University, Genetics (2007)

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