Ying-Chen Claire Hou, PhD (Member)

Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University

Ying-Chen Claire Hou, Ph.D., is a director within the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is an assistant professor-clinical within the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. Claire received her doctoral degree in Genetics from the University of British Columbia where she performed functional screening tests to understand the crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy. Claire completed her post-doctoral training at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute where she performed genome-wide RNAi screens to understand endoplasmic reticulum stress and delineate its association with neurodegenerative diseases.

Claire completed her Laboratory Genomics and Genetics (LGG) fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where she develops strong interest in cancer cytogenetics and cancer genomics. In her industry position, Claire led the curation effort and defined content for the oncology diagnostic offering (Clinical Cancer Exome). She also acted as the clinical liaison for the development of Cancer Search, a search engine that allows quick interactive searches of oncology variant databases, clinical trials, cohort analysis, and pathway analysis.