Nanbert Zhong


Nanbert Zhong, MD, PhD, Director, Peking University Center of Medical Genetics, Chair, Department of Medical Genetics, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China; Head of Developmental Genetics Laboratory, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, New York, New York, USA


Dr. Nanbert Zhong, board member of PREBIC, is the tenured faculty member directing the Molecular Neurogenetic Diagnostic Laboratory and heading the Developmental Genetics laboratory at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. He is also the Founding Director of the Peking University Center of Medical Genetics and the Founding Chairman of the Department of Medical Genetics of Peking University Health Science Center. He has a broad interest in maternal-fetal medicine, prematurity, children’s developmental disorders, and birth defects. He has published 120+ articles in journals including Nat Genet, Lancet, Am J Hum Genet, Am J Med Genet, Clin Genet, Hum Genet, Genet in Med, J Med Genet, Neurogenet, Mol Genet Metabol, Adv Genet, Genet Testing, Neurology, Neurol Sci, Bioch Biophy Acta – Proteins & Proteomics, BBRC, Behav Brain Funct, Encyclopedia, J Comm Genet, J Chromatogr B, J Mol Neurosci, Am J Rep Immunol, BMC Preg Childbirth, Epi Infect, Eur J Pediatric, Pediatr Res, PLoS One, Matern Child Health J, etc. His current research focuses on the genetic and genomic study of preterm birth and stillbirth, with integrated “-omics” approaches, and explores rational strategies for prevention and intervention of preterm birth with a longitudinal cohort study.