Members

Principal Investigator

Rong Fan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Member, Yale Cancer Center, Yale Stem Cell Center

Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Berkeley

B.S. Applied Chemistry, Univ. Sci & Technol China

 

 

Meet the Team

 

 

Dongjoo Burak

Postdoc - BME
Dongjoo Kim
Ph.D Jeonbuk National University 
E.mail: dongjoo.kim at yale.edu

Postdoc - BME
Yanxiang Deng
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Research Interest: Single-cell RNA-sequencing
Email: yanxiang.deng at yale.edu

Postdoc - BME
Yang Liu
Ph.D Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Riverside
Research Interest:
E.mail: yang.liu.yl2224 at yale.edu

Graduate Student  - BME
Jonathan Chen
B.S. Neurobiology & neurophysiology, Univ. of California, San Diego 
Research Interest: Single cell proteomics and cancer
E.mail: jonathan.j.chen at yale.edu

Graduate Student  - BME
Iva Xhangolli
B.S. Biological Engineering, Cornell University 
Research Interest: Epigenetic fluctuation in tumor evolution
E.mail: iva.xhangolli at yale.edu

Graduate Student - BME 
Yang Xiao
B.S., Molecular Biology, McGill University
Research Interest: Microvascular tissue engineering
E.mail: yang.xiao at yale.edu

Graduate Student - BME 
Zhuo Chen
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University
Research Interest: Single-cell analysis of immune cells
E.mail: zhuo.chen at yale.edu

Graduate Student - BME 
William Jiang
B.S., Duke University
Research Interest:
E.mail: william.jiang at yale.edu

Visiting Undergraduate student - University of Science and Technology of China
Kerou Zhang
Research Interest: Single-cell RNA sequencing
E.mail: kerou.zhang at yale.edu


   

Postgraduate Research Assistant
Amanda Finck
B.S. Biology minor in Chemistry at Gettysburg College
Project: Single-cell functional proteomics and transcriptomics in CAR-T cell therapy
E.mail: amanda.finck at yale.edu




 

 

 

Fan Group Alumni

   
   

Prof. Sang-Kwon Lee
Department of Physics
Chung-Ang University, Korea

   
Former Associate Research Scientist    
   

Dr. Xiaoyuna Zi
Current position: Associate Professor
The second military medical university, China

   
Former Postdoctoral Associates    
Burak

Postdoc - BME
Burak Dura
Ph.D Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Current: Qiagen

Dr. Lin Han
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Shangdong University

Dr. Yao Lu
Ph.D., Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics, CAS 
Current Position: Group leader, Assistant Professor at Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics, CAS

Dr. Meltem Elitas
Ph.D. EPFL, Switzerland 
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Sabanci University

Dr. Yu Wu,
Ph.D., Zhejiang University
Current position: Professor at Zhejiang University

Dr. Hajira Ahmad
(co-advised by Prof. Laura Niklason)
Current position: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

 

Jian Wang, Ph.D.
Texas A&M Univ 
Project: single cell protein analysis 

Former  Graduate Students    
 

Graduate Student  - BME
Nayi Wang
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Research Interest: High-throughput immunological characterization
Current Position: Siemens

Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering
Minsuk Kwak
Research Interest: Single-cell analysis of human T cells
Current position: Postdoc at UCSF

MSc. in Biomedical Engineering
GeeHee Lee
Research interest: Single-cell profiling of anti-tumor T cell

Exchange Graduate Student 
Lin Mao
Shanghai Jiaotong University 
Research Interest: tissue-biomaterial interaction

Visiting Graduate Student  
Ming Xu
Fudan Univeristy
Research Interest: micro-tissue engineering in microfluidics

Mary Mu
Rotation graduate student, Spring 2012
Electrical Engineering, Yale University

Visiting Graduate Student
Ali Atta-Ul
Ph.D. candidate, University College London
Research Interest: single-cell analysis of prostate cancer
Former Undergraduate Researchers:  

Visiting Undergraduate Student-University of Science and Technology of China
Hanghui Ye
Research Interest: Single cell miRNA profiling
E.mail: hanghuiye at gmail.com


Undergraduate Student - BME 
David Eaton
Research Interest: Single-cell analysis of CAR-T cells and their cytokine effector function
E.mail: david.eaton at yale.edu


Visiting Undergraduate Student-East China University of Science and Technology 
Zi-Yue Yang
Research Interest: Single-cell analysis of immune cells
E.mail: yzyzoe at icloud.com

Undergraduate Student - BME 
Seewan Kim
Research Interest: Single-cell analysis of immune cells
Current: Yale Medical School


Undergraduate Student - BME 
Francis Mburu
Research Interest: Single-cell analysis of immune cells

Undergraduate Student - BME 
Dughan Ahimovic
E.mail: dughan.ahimovic at yale.edu


Yombe Fonkeu
Research Interest: single-cell analysis of autoimmunity
Current: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Andre Shomorony
Research Interest: Immuno-DNA-directed cell assembly and stem cell tissue engineering
Current: Harvard Medical School

Jerome Anyalebechi
Research Interest: Single-cell analysis and T cell differentiation
Current: Case Western Medical School

   

Yasmin Zaher
Senior thesis research
Project: nanostructure arrays for rare cell analysis

Thabani Dhlakama
Project: trapping and counting of single cells in microchips

Evan Feinberg
Protein microarrays to measure AD biomarkers
Current: Graduate School at Stanford University

Sisira Gorthala
Project: single cell protein measurement

Elena Perry
Project: single cell microtechnology

Joanna Wang
Project: hydrogel heterostructures & micro-tissue engineering

Patricia Lan
Project: hydrogel heterostructures & micro-tissue engineering
Current: Graduate School at Stanford University

 
Former High School Student Interns:    

High school student-Hopkins 
Joshua Ip
Project: Perivascular niche tissue engineering
Current: Caltech



High school student-Westford Academy
Alice Yan Yun
Project: Perivascular niche tissue engineering
Current:


Jasper Han
Project: single-cell epigenomic analysis using a microfluidics platform
Current: Yale College

   

Andrew Pan
Project: tumor immune cell interaction Current: Georgia Institue of Technology

Yoo-Jin  Yoon
Project: single cell analysis of human autoimmune diseases