Derek Y. Chiang, PhD

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
500 Technology Square, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139




Area of Specialization

Bioinformatics Analyses of Tumor Genomes


2005-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher
Broad Institute & Harvard Medical School
Advisor: Matthew Meyerson
2005 Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Michael Eisen
2000 B.S. in Chemistry with Highest Distinction and Highest Honors
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


2012-present Research Investigator III, Oncology Next-Generation Diagnostics
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
2009-2012 Assistant Department of Genetics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Honors and Awards

2010-2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Molecular Biology
2010 William Guy Forbeck Cancer Research Foundation Scholar Award
2007 Young Investigator Award, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver
2007 Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research
2006-2007 Davies Charitable Foundation Fellowship
2001-2005 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship
2000-2001 National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) Scholarship
2000 Arnold Edinborough Award, University Scholarships of Canada
2000 Venable Medal in Chemistry, University of North Carolina
2000 Walter S. Spearman Award, University of North Carolina
2000 Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society
1996-2000 John Motley Morehead Award (full scholarship), University of North Carolina