Skip to content Skip to navigation

Le Cong

Le Cong

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Pathology Research) and of Genetics
PhD, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School., Biological and Biomedical Sciences (2014)
LHB, Harvard Medical School., Certificate in Leder Human Biology and Translational Medicine
B.S., Tsinghua University, Biological Sciences, Electronic Engineering (2009)
Phone: 
(650) 723-6423
Dr. Cong's research group at the Department of Pathology and Department of Genetics is developing technology for genome editing and single-cell genomics, using computational approaches inspired by data science. His group has a focus on using these tools to study immunological and infectious diseases. His work has led to one of the first FDA-approved clinical trials employing viral delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing for in vivo gene therapy. More recently, his group has invited high-efficiency tools for large-scale genome engineering based on novel microbial proteins, and developed single-cell analysis approach with applications in cancer biology and immunology. Dr. Cong is a recipient of the NIH/NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award, a Baxter Foundation Faculty Scholar, and has been selected by Clarivate Web of Science as a Highly Cited Researcher.