Charles Chiu

Charles Chiu



Charles Chiu, M.D./Ph.D. is Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at University of California, San Francisco, Director of the UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center (VDDC), and Associate Director of the UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Chiu currently leads a translational research laboratory focused on next-generation sequencing assay development for infectious disease diagnostics and investigation of emerging pathogens, including Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), enterovirus D68 in acute flaccid myelitis, Zika virus, and, most recently, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. He is also developing new technologies such as nanopore sequencing and RNA-Seq transcriptome profiling to develop predictive models using machine learning for diagnosis of infections based on a patient’s host response. Chiu’s work is also supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Abbott Laboratories, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), philanthropic grants (Charles and Helen Schwab and Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundations), and the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine.  Dr. Chiu has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications (>15 on COVID-19), holds over 15 patents and patent applications, and serves on the scientific advisory board for Mammoth Biosciences, Danaher Dx, Biomesense, and Flightpath, Inc.

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Prestige conference: Clinical Metagenomic Sequencing for Diagnosis of Infections