Rong Fan Associate ProfessorYale UniversityDr. Rong Fan is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. He received a B.S. in Applied Chemistry from University of Science and Technology in China, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and then completed the postdoctoral training at California Institute of Technology, prior to launching his own research laboratory at Yale University in 2010. His current interest focused on developing single-cell microtechnologies to interrogate functional cellular heterogeneity and inter-cellular signaling network in human health and disease (e.g., cancer and autoimmunity). He developed a microchip technology that, for the first time, allows for simultaneous measurement of 42 immune effector proteins in single cells, representing the highest multiplexing to date for a single-cell protein secretion assay. He is also working to develop high-throughput technologies for co-analysis of single-cell epigenomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic profiles. Applying these technologies to human hematopoietic malignancies and systemic autoimmune diseases has revealed new biological insights and new targets potentially for early diagnosis or therapeutic intervention. He co-founded IsoPlexis and Singleron Biotechnologies, and served on their Scientific Advisory Broads. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Cancer Institute’s Howard Temin Career Transition Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.