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Vivian Cheung, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

1993, Tufts University

Faculty Title

Investigator, HHMI; Professor


Pediatrics, Genetics

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Neurology

Research Expertise

Our research focuses on human genetics and gene regulation. Our projects include identification of cis and trans?acting regulators of gene expression, and genetics of individual differences in unfolded protein response as well as response to ionizing radiation. We are also studying our recent discovery of RNA sequences that differ from the underlying DNA sequences (RDDs) by assessing the extent of RDDs in human cells and determining the molecular basis that underlies RDDs.

Other Affiliations
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

1996, UCLA

1999, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

Honors and Award

ASHG Curt Stern Award; Member of Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

Contact Information

Vivian Cheung

3516 Civic Center Blvd. ARC 716 B Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office Phone: 215-590-4950
Fax: 267-426-9734

Laurie Brannan
Office Phone: 734-763-2484