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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bioengineering
BioOriginally from Wuhan, China, Tan received his bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012, after transferring from Peking University. He worked on bacterial evolution with Jeff Gore, and human evolution with Pardis Sabeti. Tan earned his PhD in Systems Biology from Harvard University in 2018. He worked with Xiaoliang Sunney Xie to develop new methods for single-cell genomics. He uncovered the 3D structure of the human genome in a single cell, and revealed unique chromosome organization in the mouse eye and nose. He also attended the Neurobiology summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in 2014, and worked with Ibrahim Cisse at MIT in 2019. Tan is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Karl Deisseroth’s lab at Stanford University, studying single-cell 3D genome changes in normal behaviors and psychiatric disorders. Outside of the lab, he enjoys designing holiday cards, t-shirts, and music videos, and is a scientific illustrator.