Jianling Ji, MD, MS, FACMG

Assistant Director, Clinical Genomics Laboratory, Center for Personalized Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Jianling (Jenny) Ji is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and assistant director of the Clinical Genomics Laboratory in the Center for Personalized Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Ji received her M.D. and M.S. degrees at Nantong Medical College of Nantong University and completed her fellowship training in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She holds American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics certifications in both Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics. She is a member of ACMGG, ASHG, AMP and CGC. Dr. Ji’s primary interest is clinical application of next generation sequencing and microarray technologies in molecular diagnosis of rare genetic disorders and in cancer genomics research.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Exome Sequencing
Molecular Diagnosis of Rare Mendelian Disorders
Cancer Genomics


Medical School

Nantong University, China

Graduate School

Nantong University, China (MS)


Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, China (Clinical Medicine)


Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, China (Pediatrics)


UCLA (Clinical Molecular Genetics)
UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Clinical Cytogenetics)



American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics: Clinical Molecular Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics

Professional Memberships

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
American Society of Human Genetics
Association of Molecular Pathologists
Cancer Genomic Consortium


David L. Rimoin Award for Research Excellence in Medical Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Intercampus Medical Genetics
CTSI Clinical Scholars Award, Clinical Scholars Program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center


Ji J, Lee H, Argiropoulos B, Dorrani N, Mann J, Martinez J, Gomez-Ospina N, Gallant N, Bernstein J, Hudgins L, Slattery L, Isidor B, Caignec CL, David A, Obersztyn E, Wiśniowiecka-Kowalnik B, Fox M, Deignan J, Vilain E, Hendricks E, Harr M, Noon S, Jackson J, Wilkens A, Mirzaa G, Salamon N, Abramson J, Zackai E, Krantz I, Innes M, Nelson S, Grody W and Quintero-Rivera F: DYRK1A Haploinsufficiency Causes a New Recognizable Syndrome with Microcephaly, Intellectual Disability, Speech Impairment and Distinct Facies. Eur J Hum Genet, 23(11):1473-81, 2015. PMID: 25944381
Ji J, Salamon N, and Quintero-Rivera F: Microdeletion of 1p32-p31 involving NFIA in a patient with hypoplastic corpus callosum, ventriculomegaly, seizures and urinary tract defects. Eur J Med Genet, 57(6):267-268, 2014. PMID: 24657733
Ji J, Loo E, Pullarkat S, Yang L, Tirado CA: Acute myeloid leukemia with t (7; 21)(p22; q22) and 5q deletion: a case report and literature review. Exp Hematol Oncol, 3(1): 8, 2014. PMID: 24646765
Chung L, Lau SK, Jiang Z, Loera S, Bedel V, Ji J, Weiss LM, Chu RG: Overlapping features between dedifferentiated liposarcoma and undifferentiated high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma. Am J Surg Pathol, 33(11): 1594-1600, 2009. PMID: 19574885
Ji J, Liu H, Sun C, Jiang S, Ding R: Expression of vascular endothelia I growth factor in patients with aplastic anemia and its significance. J Exp Hematol, 14(2): 285-288, 2006. PMID: 16638198


Rare Mendelian Disorders
Cancer Genomics
Pediatric Oncology