Contact Info

Email: jhan@hudsonalpha.org
Phone: 256-327-0022
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Jian Han, MD, PhD

Technology development to advance medical science

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.

  • Education

    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

Recent News

August 22, 2017
iCubate’s platform and initial assay now available for European clinical laboratory use Huntsville, Ala. August 22, 2017 – iCubate, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostic device company, announced today that it has received ...
August 10, 2017
Huntsville, Ala. – iCubate®, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostic device company located on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus, announced today that it has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clea...
February 10, 2017
Huntsville, Alabama — February 9, 2017 —iCubate®, a molecular diagnostic company, has hired David Lockhart, MT (ASCP) as the company’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Lockhart has extensive experience in clinical diagn...
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