Chung Lab


Welcome to the Chung Lab at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Wendy Chung is the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine whose research relates to the genetic basis of a variety of human diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, Long QT syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, endocrinopathies, congenital diaphragmatic hernias, cleft lip/cleft palate, seizures, intellectual disabilities, autism, inherited metabolic conditions, rare disorders, and breast and pancreatic cancer susceptibility. She also works on the implementation of genomic and precision medicine. She is the director of the Pediatric Neuromuscular Network Molecular Core and the New York Obesity Center Molecular Genetics Core. She is the director of the Clinical Cancer Genetics program, DISCOVER, and the fellowship program in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, and she supervises medical education in human genetics for Columbia University Medical School.


Recent papers and news articles

Recent papers:

Clinical and Genetic Characterization of AP4B1-Associated SPG47. Ebrahimi-Fakhari D, Cheng C, Chung WK, Bennett JT. (2017) Am J Med Genet A, PMID: 29193663

Impact of Receiving Secondary Results from Genomic Research: A 12-Month Longitudinal Study. Wynn J, Martinez J, Bulafka J, … Chung WK. (2017) J Genet Couns, PMID: 29168042

Tandem Mass Spectrometry Assay of β-Glucocerebrosidase Activity in Drief Blood Spots Eliminates False Positives Detected in Fluorescence Assay., Wolf P, Alcalay RN, Liong C, …, Chung WK, …, Oliva P. (2017) Mol Genet Metab, PMID: 29100779

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Recent news articles:

“Wendy emits intensity, generavity, and depth of field. She moves easily from past to future… ” Irving Institute Columbia University Article: Wendy Chung
The Gene: An Intimate History: A two Part documentary series features Dr. Wendy Chung & her team
Dr. Chung discusses what genetics can do for medicine
Meet the Doctor Who’s Discovered 28 New Diseases
The Doctors Who Solve Medical Mysteries
Dr. Chung participated in a panel discussion on sharing genomic data at CSHL Biology of Genomes meeting
Sharing Data

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