Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center
Assistant Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Lab
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Charles Chiu is a microbiologist and infectious diseases physician who has pioneered the development of metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) testing for clinical diagnosis of infectious diseases. He currently leads a translational research laboratory and is the principal investigator of the nationwide “Precision Diagnosis of Acute Infectious Diseases” study to investigate the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of a validated mNGS assay for diagnosis of encephalitis and meningitis. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications since 2011, holds over 10 patents, and serves on the scientific advisory board for Therabio and Mammoth Biosciences.
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