Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806
Jian Han, MD, PhD
Jian Han, MD, PhD, is a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Han has more than 30 years of experience developing molecular diagnostic technologies and products. He is interested in developing integrated solutions for molecular differential diagnosis and developing a technology platform that allows multiplex molecular differential diagnoses to carried out in a fashion that is high throughput, semi-quantitative, automatic, and in a closed system. He studies the immunorepertoire of different autoimmune diseases and cancers using multiplex PCR and high-throughput gene sequencing. As the director of the R10K project, Han leads a team that is sequencing 10,000 samples and studying biomarkers for 100 diseases. He earned his MD from ShuZhou Medical College in China in 1983 and his PhD in clinical molecular genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991. He was founder, CEO and CSO of Geneco Biomedical Products before joining HudsonAlpha in 2007. He founded two HudsonAlpha associate companies, iRepertoire and iCubate, in 2009.
1991 PhD in Clinical Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
1983 MD, ShuZhou Medical College, ShuZhou, China
Academic and Administrative Appointments
2009-Present Founder of iRepertoire and iCubate
2007-Present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology,
2004-2007 CSO, Genaco Biomedical Products, Inc.
1996-2003 Founder and CEO, Genaco Biomedical Products, Inc.
1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Awards and Honors
2007 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation award, 2nd Place in Medicine/Biotech
2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation and Leadership of the Year Award
1997 Travel Grant, Association of Chinese Bioscientists in America
1996 American Board of Medical Genetics Certification, Clinical Molecular Genetics
1996 Adjunct Professor, SuZhou Medical College
1994 Invited work session and seminar at the human genome program at NIH
1991 Outstanding Achievement Award, UAB
1990 Graduate Student Research Day, 2nd Place
1989, 1991 Travel Grants, American Society of Hematology