Dr. Ying Zou is an Associate Professor of pathology 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 Johns Hopkins hospital, Director of the Cancer Cytogenetics laboratory, and Associate Director of Molecular Diagnostics laboratory.
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 60 journal articles.
As 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.