Dr. Chao graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and received her M.D. from University of California, Irvine. As a Howard Hughes Scholar at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Dr. Chao specialized in genomic technologies and cancer genetics. More recently her research has focused on novel methods for interpreting DNA variants. Dr. Chao completed her training in Clinical Molecular Genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and prior to joining Ambry, served as Associate Director of the Genetic Diagnostic Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.