Dr. Vivian Cheung is a professor of genetics at the University of Michigan and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Cheung obtained a bachelor’s degree in microbiology at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated from Tufts School of Medicine. She continued her medical training as a pediatric resident at UCLA, and completed a neurology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Her laboratory uses molecular and computational methods to understand the genetic basis of human traits and diseases. Cheung wants to create genetic tools to improve preventive medicine and help better patient care. For her scientific contributions, Cheung was elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (2011), and received the Curt Stern Award in 2010. Learn more about Cheung’s research at her lab website.