Prof. Jean Fan
Assistant ProfessorI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. I was previously an NCI F99/K00 post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang at Harvard University. I received my PhD in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics at Harvard under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Kharchenko at the Department of Biomedical Informatics and in close collaboration with Dr. Catherine Wu at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In my free time, I enjoy writing code to forward STEM education. Once in awhile, I try to make time for photography.
Meet the Team
Highschool StudentHello there! I'm an incoming junior at Montgomery Blair Highschool and have always had a passion for science and the search to solve our society's biggest issues. Computer science was a skill I began taking course for two years ago, alongside my passion for microbiology I think that studying the gene expressions of various organ tissue across the body can open our eyes to the world of gene mapping and understand at a fundamental level why certain things happen. I enjoy public policy and pushing for pubic health reform, journalism, and the drums.
Rotation StudentI am a first-year PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Hopkins. My hope is to develop user-friendly computational software specifically tailored for biologists who may not be as tech-savvy. I was recently introduced to spatial transcriptomics and immediately captivated, so I am thrilled to explore this field during my rotation with Dr. Fan! When I'm not busy with research, you'll find me playing/watching sports, hanging out with friends, or watching movies :)
Undergraduate StudentI am a undergraduate student majoring in computer science and chemical & biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins. I have had previous lab and research experience in cellular biology, computational chemistry, and deep learning. I am currently interested in using my technical background to anaylyze data and solve biomedical problems. Outside the lab, I enjoy working out, listening to music, cooking, and watching movies/anime.
Undergraduate StudentI am a senior Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I mainly studied immunoengineering and conducted research on T cell-based cancer immunotherapy. I joined JEFWorks Lab because I was fascinated by the application of bioinformatics and data science to the field of biology, especially spatially resolved omics analysis. I am excited to diversify my skillset as a researcher and solve biomedical problems with computational approaches. In my free time, I like to exercise, read, and play video games.
Graduate StudentI am a PhD student in the biomedical engineering program at Hopkins. I am interested in using math and programming to study biological spatial organization. As an undergraduate at William & Mary, I majored in computational and applied math while pursuing research in biology. For a research project in synthetic biology, I characterized the increase in gene expression that can result from using ribozyme insulators in genetic circuits. Currently, I am involved in supporting STEM education and career development through mentoring the Hopkins iGEM team and serving on the executive board of JHU BME EDGE. Also, I enjoy volleyball and visual arts (infrequently via painting; frequently via television).
Graduate StudentI am currently an MD-PhD candidate pursuing my PhD in Biomedical Engineering. I am interested systems biology and data science and am excited about how computational and mathematical methods can be used to understand complexity in disease. In my free time, I like to read, paint, and go to art and history museums.
Graduate StudentI am a Neuroscience PhD student, coadvised by Dr. Justus Kebschull. I am interested in understanding how the genetic and connectivity patterns of cells in the brain change during development and across species, with a focus on the cerebellar nuclei. In my spare time, I like hiking and exploring Baltimore!
Rafael dos Santos Peixoto
Graduate StudentI am a first-year Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student at Hopkins. I recently graduated in Control and Automation Engineering at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. There, I developed software for the analysis of scRNA-seq and SRT data, which I aim to continue during my doctoral studies. In my personal time, I try to explore places and try new activities.