Fan Elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors


The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Rong Fan, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Yale, as one of the Spring 2019 NAI Senior Members. The latest class of NAI Senior Members was officially announced on Tuesday August 13th.

NAI Senior Members are selected based on their demonstrated capacity to produce remarkable technologies that positively impact society.

Fan has been a leader in the field of microtechnologies that facilitate measurements in single cells, as well as genomic, epigenetic, and transcriptional profiling.

Beyond leading a research group on campus, Fan has co-founded multiple companies, such as IsoPlexis and Singleron Biotechnologies, stemming from insights made through his academic work.

This latest class of NAI Senior Members represents 32 research universities and government and non-profit research institutes. They are named inventors on over 860 issued U.S. patents.

"NAI Member Institutions support some of the most elite innovators on the horizon. With the NAI Senior Member award distinction, we are recognizing innovators that are rising stars in their fields," said Paul R. Sanberg, NAI President. "This new class is joining a prolific group of academic visionaries already defining tomorrow."

Following a nomination for NAI Senior Member class, individuals undergo a rigorous selection process by the NAI Advisory Committee comprised of elected NAI members and other professionals considered pioneers in their respective field.