Rong Fan

Rong Fan


Fan Lab
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Room / Office: Malone 213
Office Address:
55 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208260
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-9905
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., University of Science and Technology of China


Dr. Fan’s research is focused on exploiting systems biology principles to develop nanobiotechnologies that can be used in clinic for differential diagnosis and personalized treatment of complex human diseases. One of his primary interests is to examine the pathophysiological role and corresponding signaling networks of chronic inflammation in various disease systems such as neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Integrated microsystems will be created to analyze and recapitalize disease-associated cellular signaling processes in heterogeneous microenvironment of disease lesions. The knowledge learnt from such study will then guide the development of the most effective, individualized treatment including stem cell-based therapeutics.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (2009-2013)
  • Gold Medal, Graduate Student Award, the Materials Research Society (2006)
  • Regents Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley (2001)
  • Peng Ying-Gang Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China (2000)
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G) Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China (1998)

Selected Publications:

  • Fan R, Chao Ma, Young Shik Shin, Ahmad H, Liu CC, Heath JR Assessing single cell heterogeneity and signaling network at the single cell level. Submitted for review.
  • Fan R, Vermesh O, Srivastava A, Yen BK, Qin LD, Ahmad H, Kwong GA, Liu CC, Gould J, Hood L, Heath JRIntegrated barcode chips for rapid, multiplexed analysis of proteins in microliter quantities of blood NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY 26(12): 1373-1378, 2008. (highlighted on cover)
  • Fan R, Huh S, Yan RX, Arnold J, and Yang PD Gated proton transport in aligned mesopore silica thin filmsNATURE MATERIALS, 7 (4): 303-307, 2008.
  • Fan R, Karnik R, Yue M, Li DY, Majumdar A, Yang PD DNA translocation in inorganic nanotubes NANO LETTERS 5 (9): 1633-1637, 2005.
  • Fan R, Yue M, Karnik R, Majumdar A, Yang PD Polarity switching and transient responses in single nanotube nanofluidic transistors PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 95 (8): 086607, 2005.