Yale University, US

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Rong Fan is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006 where his research was focused on nanomaterials for energy conversion and ion transport in nanofluidic systems. After completing his doctorate he joined the NanoSystems Biology Cancer Center at Caltech as a postdoctoral associate working in Prof. James Heath's group where he began to explore the opportunities of applying microsystems to precision cancer research. In 2010, he started his own laboratory in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. His recent work has been focused on the development of an array of single-cell analysis technologies and then the utilization of systems biology principles to investigate cellular heterogeneity in human cancers and the immune system. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Howard Temin Pathway to Independence award (K99/R00) from National Cancer Institute, the NSF Early Stage Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award and the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

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