• New Single-Cell Measurement Techniques Reveal Significant Functional Heterogeneity

  • Nanowire array chips for molecular typing of rare trafficking leukocytes with application to neurodegenerative pathology

  • Fan Group

    Our group is focused on exploiting systems biology principles to develop single cell micro/nano-technologies for comprehensive analysis of cellular heterogeneity in human health and disease. The goal is to transform diagnosis and therapy of complex human diseases including cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases to enable personalized medicine.



Our group is focused on exploiting systems biology principles to develop single cell micro/nano-technologies for comprehensive analysis of cellular heterogeneity in human health and disease. The goal is to transform diagnosis and therapy of complex human diseases including cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases to enable personalized medicine.



Positions open: 1 postdoc associate position. Candidates with backgrounds​ ​​in ​genomics ​research ​(next-gen sequencing, epigenomics, ​microarray, ​CHIP-seq, etc.)​ are strongly encouraged to apply. Graduate and undergraduate students interested in joining the Fan lab to work on microengineering tools for diagnosis and treatment of human disease should contact Prof. Fan directly.

Rong Fan, Ph. D

Associate Professor 
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Yale University 
E.mail: rong (dot) fan (at) yale (dot) edu
Phone: 203-432-9905

Address: Malone Engineering Center
              55 Prospect St. New Haven, CT 06511
Prof. Fan Office: MEC 213
Lab:  MEC 103 
Student office: MEC 103 B, C

Professor Rong Fan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006 where his research in Prof. Peidong Yang's group was focused on single nanotube nanofluidics. After completing his doctorate he joined the Nano-Systems Biology Cancer Center at Caltech working in Prof. James Heath's laboratory where he developed an integrated bar code chip that allows highly multiplexed plasma protein measurement form a finger-prick of blood. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Cancer Institute’s Howard Temin Career Transition Award (K99/R00), the Bill&Melinda Gates Fdn’s GCE award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

Our research is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund Program, National Cancer Institute PS-OC Program and the IMAT Program, the NIDDK Fibrosis Consortium, the National Science Foundation, and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.

 

Funding Sources

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