Institute of Biomedical Sciences Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After residency in dermatology at the Washington University School of Medicine, he pursued postdoctoral training in Genomics at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr Kwok joined the Faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 1993 as an assistant professor of Dermatology and Genetics. He rose to the rank of Associate Professor in 1999 before he was recruited to the University of California, San Francisco, in 2002, as the Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor, where he was also Professor of Dermatology and Co-Director of the UCSF Genomic Medicine Initiative. In October 2017, he became the Director of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Dr Kwok’s research focuses on developing tools and strategies to study the human genome, and applying the latest technologies to study the role of human variation in common traits and diseases.