Fan, Gonzalez Elected to CT Academy of Science & Engineering


Two faculty members of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science - Rong Fan and Anjelica Gonzalez - have been elected to membership in the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). In addition to the two SEAS representatives, 19 other new CASE members are affiliated with Yale University.

Rong Fan, professor of biomedical engineering, was cited for his pioneer research development of single-cell and spatial multi-omics profiling technologies to investigate complex human diseases including cancer, autoimmunity, and cardiovascular disease. He was also noted for one of the technologies he has developed for simultaneous measurement of 42 immune effector proteins in single cells that is currently used around the world.

Anjelica Gonzalez, associate professor of biomedical engineering and faculty director of Yale’s Tsai CITY, was cited for her pioneering contributions to human vascular biology that were made possible by her development of authentic tissue-engineered human microvessels, for her work to advance life-saving technologies for developing nations, and for her commitment to diversity in all fields of science and engineering.

Election to the Academy is on the basis of scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.

CASE was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being.