Ching-Yu Cheng is a glaucoma specialist and genetic epidemiologist. He obtained his M.D. degree from the Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan in 1995 and received his M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and 2009, respectively. He is concurrently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and a Clinician Scientist at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. He is the Scientific Codirector of the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Disease (SEED) Program. Dr. Cheng’s primary research interests are related to the epidemiology and genetics of eye diseases. His current work involves a variety of epidemiological, clinical, and genetic research related to the treatments and the diagnoses of glaucoma, as well as identification of susceptibility genes for complex ocular phenotypes, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and myopia, using both genome-wide association approaches and next-generation sequencing. Dr. Cheng has published over 55 peer-reviewed papers. He has been a reviewer of several major ophthalmology journals and, also, an invited speaker in numerous international conferences.
Biography Updated on 12 June 2011