Chunhua Yan, Ph.D.

Biomedical Informatics Program Manager


Dr. Chunhua Yan is a biomedical informatics project manager at CBIIT, where he collaborates with NCI intramural investigators and extramural scientists to study cancer genomes with next-generation sequencing technologies. Dr. Yan participated in the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project as a member of the breast cancer working group. Prior to joining NCI in 2008, Dr. Yan was a senior scientist at Celera Genomics, providing bioinformatics support for biomarker discovery, drug development, and the assembly of the human genome. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, covering bioinformatics software development and next-generation sequencing data analysis. He is also the inventor of 70 patents on the discovery of novel enzymes and receptors. Dr. Yan obtained his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Shanghai Medical School and his doctorate in structural biology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Pharmacy.


  • The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)