Christina Yung, PhD

GDC Director of Data Commons


Christina Yung

Dr. Yung is the Director of Data Commons in the Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the GDC, Dr. Yung was the Informatics Manager at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) where she led the Technical Working Group of the the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) PanCancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG). She is experienced in managing cross-functional teams to build cloud infrastructure for performing large-scale genomic analysis. At OICR, she was also the project manager for the Cancer Genome Collaboratory, an academic compute cloud built for cancer genomics research. She received her PhD and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and her BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University.