Cheung Lab

Our Research

Our lab studies the genetic basis of human traits and diseases. We are interested in basic genetic mechanisms and those that are related to human health and diseases. We use molecular and computational methods to study cellular processes such as regulation of gene expression and stress response in normal and diseased cells.

About Vivian Cheung

  • Genetics of human gene expression
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Genetics of radiosensitivity
  • Human meiotic recombination

Vivian Cheung investigates human genetics of complex phenotypes and gene regulation. Her research focuses on using genetic data to tailor treatments to individual patients, who can often react very differently to therapies like ionizing radiation. She is also a pediatrician.

Cheung joins the LSI

Vivian Cheung's lab arrived at the LSI in July from the University of Pennsylvania. Cheung, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, studies genetics and genomics; she is also a pediatric neurologist.

Recent publications

Gregory BL, Cheung VG. Natural variation in the histone demethylase, KDM4C, influences expression levels of specific genes including those that affect cell growth. Genome Res. 2014 Jan;24(1):52-63.

Wang IX, So E, Devlin JL, Zhao Y, Wu M, Cheung VG. ADAR regulates RNA editing, transcript stability, and gene expression. Cell Rep. 2013 Nov 14;5(3):849-60.

Nayak RR, Bernal WE, Lee JW, Kearns MJ, Cheung VG. Stress-induced changes in gene interactions in human cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Feb 1;42(3):1757-71.