Dr. Fan is currently a postdoc in the Computer Science department at Rice University. She graduated with a doctoral degree from Computer Science department in Rice University in May 2018. Her PhD and postdoctoral advisor is Dr. Luay Nakhleh. During her PhD, she developed extensive experience in analyzing Next Generation Sequencing data through the collaboration with Dr. Ken Chen in MD Anderson.

Her research focuses on

  • structural variation detection in (the combination of) a variety of sequencing technologies, including Illumina, PacBio, Optical Maps and 10x etc;
  • single cell sequencing and deconvolution of cancer cell heterogeneity;

She participated in developing several widely used structural variation tools including

    1. BreakDancer
    2. TIGRA-SV
    3. HySA
    4. CREST
    5. novoBreak
    6. BreakpointSurveyor

During 2015-2018, she was a member of Human Genome Structural Variation Consortium (HGSVC), where she took the leadership in data analysis of nine individuals' genomes, which have been sequenced by various technologies.