Dr. Fan has been a professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University California Los Angeles (UCLA) since 2001. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Nanjing University in China and his doctorate degree in Neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University. Before joining UCLA to set up his own research lab, Dr. Fan pursued his postdoctoral training in mouse genetics and stem cell biology at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Fan’s laboratory focuses on addressing the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mammalian embryonic development and neurological diseases. He has published over 90 papers in the journals including Nature, Science, Cell, Cell Stem Cell, Nature Neuroscience and PNAS. Among the many professional activities, Dr. Fan has served as grant reviewer for National Institute of Health, Maryland Stem Cell Research Program, Connecticut State Stem Cell Program, etc.