Huihui Fan, MD, PhD joined SBMI in March 2021 after concluding five years of post-doctoral training with the focus on cancer epigenetics from the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fan earned her PhD in Biophysics (Field of Study: Bioinformatics) from Harbin Medical University, China in 2014. Prior to her PhD program, she studied Basic Medicine as a medical undergraduate student.
Fan’s research has been mainly focused on Applied Bioinformatics over the past decade, from computational systems biology in human complex disorders to cancer epigenetics. She is also interested in developing mathematical methodologies or pipelines to process large-scale genomic and epigenomic data. For the first three years of her post-doctoral training, she was honored to lead the cancer epigenetic analysis for multiple PanCancer working groups in TCGA consortia, where Fan developed gene silencing calling and between-platform normalization pipeline for DNA methylation profiling data. Currently, Fan is working on artificial intelligence and single-cell transcriptomics to gain a much better understanding of disorders in human brain, for example brain tumors and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Fan is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and has been served as both reviewer and guest editor for several high-impact scientific journals. Fan has published 30 peer-reviewed papers, with more than 9,500 citations.