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Dongjun Chung Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Statistical genetics and bioinformatics
  • Machine learning
  • Statistical computing
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Dr. Dongjun Chung received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his postdoctoral training in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Yale University. Dr. Chung joined MUSC in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics within the Department of Public Health Sciences. His research expertise includes statistical genetics, bioinformatics, machine learning, and statistical computing. Dr. Chung is currently the Principal Investigator of two NIH-funded grants (R01 and R21) and also contributes to multiple NIH-funded grants. His research group has published more than 30 publications and developed multiple novel statistical methods, software and web interface in the area of high throughput sequencing, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), cancer genomics, and systems biology. He also has developed and taught graduate courses on topics such as statistical methods for bioinformatics and mathematical statistics. More information about publications and software can be found in his lab webpage (, lab software webpage (, and GitHub software repository (