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Hang Zhou, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science



Hang Zhou, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Zhou has a broad background in computational biology and psychiatric genetics with rich experience in genomic data analyses and inferences. The main research interest is to identify novel genetic risks and explore the biological etiology for alcohol use disorder, substance use disorders and the relationship with comorbidities. Dr. Zhou’s lab will continue research on addiction, sex differences and relationship between alcohol and cancers using large-scale human genetic data (SNP array, WES and whole genome sequencing), exploring Machine Learning and leveraging brain imaging data to investigate the mechanisms through broad collaborations.

Education & Training

  • Associate Research Scientist
    Yale School of Medicine (2021)
  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale School of Medicine (2018)
  • PhD
    CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015)
  • BSc
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2009)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
AWS Cloud Credit for Research programYale Center for Research Computing2023
Annual Pilot AwardYale Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism2023
Early Investigator Career Enhancement ProgramYale-SCORE Program for Sex Differences in Alcohol Use Disorder2023
Early Investigator - pilotYale-SCORE Program for Sex Differences in Alcohol Use Disorder2021
R21 grantNIH National Cancer Institute2021
Early-Career InvestigatorMillion Veteran Program, Department of Veterans Affairs2019
NARSAD Young Investigator Grants, P&S Fund InvestigatorBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2018

Departments & Organizations