Title: Faculty & research interests





Wendy K Chung
Wendy K Chung, MD, PhD
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Associate Member

Department: Pediatrics

RB 620

Personal Website

Disease Models: Neurological Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases

Stem Cell Categories: ES and other embryonic stem cells, iPS

Model Organisms: Human

Themes: Diabetes, Neurodegeneration

Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D. is a clinical and molecular geneticist who directs the clinical genetics program at Columbia University and performs human genetic research. She is currently the Herbert Irving assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in genetics. Clinically, she directs programs in genetic risk assessment for cancer, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, and diabetes. Dr. Chung directs a clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory and develops novel genetic tests to improve clinical testing including preimplantation genetic diagnosis to help couples have healthy children by selecting embryos free of genetic disease. Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in human genetics of obesity and birth defects including congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease. She serves as the molecular genetics core for the New York Obesity Research Center and the Diabetes and Endocrine Research Center at Columbia University. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, and a career development award from Doris Duke. She has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and 20 chapters and review.


Stratigopoulos, G. Lanzano, P., Deng, L., Guo, J., Kaufmann, P., Darras, B., Finkel, R., Tawil, R., McDermott, M. P., Martens, W., DeVivo, D. C., Chung, W. K.)
Plastin 3 Expression is Associated with SMA Disease Severity Only in Post-Pubertal Females. Archives of Neurology In press:. (2010)

Rodriguez-Murillo, L., Subaran, R., Stewart, W.C.L., Pramanik, W., MaratheĀ¬, S., Barst, R.J., Chung, W.K., Greenberg, D.A. 92010 Rodriguez-Murillo, L., Subaran, R., Stewart, W.C.L., Pramanik, W., MaratheĀ¬, S., Barst, R.J., Chung,
Novel loci interacting epistatically with Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor 2 cause familial pulmonary arterial hypertension. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Feb, 29(2):174-80. (2009)

Chung, W. K., Deng, L., Carroll, S.J. Mallory, N, Diamond, B., Berman Rosenzweig, E., Barst, R.J., Morse, J.H.)
Polymorphism in the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AGTR1) is associated with age at diagnosis in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Apr, 28(4):373-9. (2009)

Chang, W. Winder, T.L., LeDuc, C.A., Simpson, L.L., Dungan, J, Ginsberg, N., Plaga, S., Moore, S.A., Chung, W.K. (2009)
Founder Fukutin mutation causes Walker-Warburg syndrome in four Ashkenazi Jewish families. Prenatal Diagnosis Jun, 29(6):560-69. (2009)

Dimos, J.T., Rodolfa, K.T., Niakan, K.N., Weisenthal, L.N., Mitsumoto, H., Chung, W., Croft, G.F., Saphier, G., Leibel, R., Goland, R., Wichterle, H., Henderson, C.E., and Eggan, K.
Induced pluripotent stem cells generated from patients with ALS can be differentiated into motor neurons. Science 321(5893):1218-1221. (2008)

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