Xianjun Dong, PhD

Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Xianjun Dong, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, the founding director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an affiliated faculty member of the Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine. He is specialized in developing computational methods to understand the transcriptional regulation of the human genome by integrating omics and clinical data from both healthy participants and patients with neurological diseases.

Dr. Dong received his PhD in bioinformatics from the University of Bergen and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in bioinformatics and integrative biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was an active member of the ENCODE consortium.

Dr. Dong has 30 publications with over 14,000 citations. He co-led the BRAINcode project (Dong et al. Nature Neuroscience, 2018) with Clemens Scherzer, MD, and has received awards from the American Parkinson Disease Association.