Howard Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
Howard Chang is the Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Genetics at Stanford University. His research is primarily focused on mechanisms that coordinate the activities of large number of genes in cell fate control. Through his work he has made a series of discoveries that introduced the important and pervasive roles of long noncoding RNAs in biological regulation and has pioneered methods to identify key regulators of large-scale transcriptional programs; these methods have been highly fruitful for studies of development, cancer, and aging. Dr. Chang currently serves as the Director of the NIH Center of Excellence in Genomic Science: Center for Personal Dynamic Regulome and is on the editorial board of Molecular Cell. Dr. Chang received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.