Full Name
Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2024 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) for his contributions to genome science through his invention of mapping technologies and his discoveries of long non-coding RNAs.

Dr. Chang received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard College and earned his PhD in biology under the mentorship of David Baltimore, PhD, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, after which he completed residency in dermatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He then completed postdoctoral research in genomics at Stanford under the mentorship of Patrick Brown, MD, PhD.

Dr. Chang is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University, where he is the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research; Director, Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes; and Founding Director, RNA Medicine Program. Among other honors, he is recipient of the Judson Daland Prize of the American Philosophical Society (2014), the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research (2015), the National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award (2016), the National Academy of Sciences’ Award in Molecular Biology (2018), and the King Faisal Prize for Science (2024). He was elected to the ASCI in 2009, the National Academy of Medicine in 2017, and to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.
Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD