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Yidong Chen, PhD -
Director of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics,
Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

T 210.562.9163

Director of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBBI) at GCCRI, and Professor at Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, specialized in bioinformatics, computational modeling and biostatistics in the area of gene expression, DNA copy number, SNP and other data analysis method development. During the past 14 years research since the beginning of microarray technology, he is able to develop cutting-edge technologies to handle the data that scientists produce as they elucidate the links between genes and cancer. CBBI is of the leaders at the forefront of developing computational intensive analysis tools in UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and it provides cutting edge technology, the knowledge of genomic data sets in development around the world, a role in experiment designs, and the synergies from collaboration between computational and experimental biology.  Dr. Chen focuses on finding ways to help scientists analyze and visualize their ever-expanding data with increasingly complex statistical methods, diverse computational implementation, specialized experiment design involved in genomic experiments, such as the joint analysis with DNA copy number and gene expression profiling of breast cancer cell lines by using the high-resolution tiling-path microarray technology.


Dr. Yidong Chen received his BS/MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and Ph.D. in Imaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. He has been with Hewlett Packard Co as a Research Engineer before he joined National Institutes of Health (NIH) at 1996. At NIH, Dr. Chen joined microarray technology development effort at National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), as a Special Expert, Staff Scientist, and later Associate Investigator for microarray image, statistical analysis, and bioinformatics. From 2006-2008 he joined Genetics branch at National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a staff scientist. During the 13-year period with NHGRI and NCI, he has contributed about 90 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.