A photo of Wenying Zhang, MD, PhD.

Director, Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics (LGG), Division of Human Genetics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Clinical molecular genetics; whole exome sequencing; molecular genetic diagnosis of hereditary cardiovascular diseases, genetic blood disorders, and other genetic conditions

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Heart, Genetics, Human Genetics

My Education

MD, MS: Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China.

PhD: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Fellowship: Clinical Molecular Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Molecular Genetics, 2011.


My Publications

ClinGen expert clinical validity curation of 164 hearing loss gene–disease pairs. DiStefano, MT; Hemphill, SE; Oza, AM; Siegert, RK; Grant, AR; Hughes, MY; Cushman, BJ; Azaiez, H; Booth, KT; Chapin, A; et al. Genetics in Medicine. 2019; 21:2239-2247.

Prevalence of pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants in the RASopathy genes in patients who have had panel testing for cardiomyopathy. Aljeaid, D; Isabel Sanchez, A; Wakefield, E; Chadwell, SE; Moore, N; Prada, CE; Zhang, W. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2019; 179:608-614.

Hereditary elliptocytosis-associated alpha-spectrin mutation p.L155dup as a modifier of sickle cell disease severity. Risinger, M; Christakopoulos, GE; Schultz, CL; McGann, PT; Zhang, W; Kalfa, TA. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27531-e27531.

Shared Segment Analysis and Next-Generation Sequencing Implicates the Retinoic Acid Signaling Pathway in Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR). Nash, D; Arrington, CB; Kennedy, BJ; Yandell, M; Wu, W; Zhang, W; Ware, S; Jorde, LB; Gruber, PJ; Yost, HJ; et al. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10:e0131514-e0131514.