Principal Investigator

Yu-Chiao (Chris) Chiu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Member, Cancer Therapeutics Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Member, Pittsburgh Liver Research Center, Pittsburgh Liver Institute

Graduate Faculty, Joint Carnegie Mellon-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology (CPCB)

Graduate Faculty, the Integrative Systems Biology (ISB) Graduate Program

University of Pittsburgh

Email: YUC250 at

Phone: 412-648-5023

Office: 5051 Centre Ave, Suite 1218, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Dr. Chiu is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Hematology/Oncology, a member of the Cancer Therapeutics Program at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and a member of the Pittsburgh Liver Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Prior to starting his independent lab at the University of Pittsburgh in 2022, he received unique interdisciplinary training towards cancer bioinformatics: BS in Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan (2010) and PhD in Bioinformatics in an integrative environment of biomedical engineering and medicine at National Taiwan University (2015). During 2017-2022, Dr. Chiu conducted his postdoctoral research at Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the University of Texas Health San Antonio in research labs of Drs. Yidong Chen and Peter Houghton.

Dr. Chiu’s research interests include bioinformatics, machine learning, cancer genomics, and pharmacogenomics. The goal of his research is to systematically model genomics and pharmacogenomics to study cancer biology and improve cancer therapy. He is the recipient of many federal and private awards to support his research projects:


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Dr. Chiu has been an active member of the academic enterprise, teaching and mentoring others. Outside of research, Dr. Chiu is a badminton player and has earned a professional “S Rank” (Switch Sports 😃).