Dr. Ying Zou is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include the diagnosis of genetic abnormalities in patients with cancer or congenital diseases. Dr. Zou serves as Co-Director of the Cytogenetics and Cytogenomics Laboratory at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Director of the Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory, Director of Cytogenomic Research Core, and Associate Director of Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Genomics.
Dr. Zou is an expert in cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetics. She is interested in the development of clinical cytogenomic and molecular genetics laboratory tests that can be used in the clinical setting for better patient care, personalized medicine, as well as for discovering disease variants and novel cancer biomarkers. She has been involved in multiple clinical trials. Her research interests are centered on two main projects on the topic of (a) understanding and interpretation of genomic data in human diseases and in cancer development and formation, and (b) telomere biology in human aging and cancer. Dr. Zou has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles.
As a member of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, certified in Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics, Dr. Zou is active in the training of residents and fellows in several training programs, as well as students for clinical cytogenetics, molecular genetics, pharmaco-genomics and personalized medicine. She was recognized with The Best Attending Pathologist Teacher in Clinical Pathology by University of Maryland in 2017-2018. She is an active committee member of professional societies such as American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), College of American Pathologists (CAP), Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC), and Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT), etc., as well as an editor, board member, and associate editor for several professorial journals.