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Gang Fang, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Gang Fang, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Genomics Department at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Fang lab develops long read sequencing-based methods to study the epigenomes of bacteria, microbiome and human. His lab pioneered the fast growing field of bacterial epigenomics (Nature Biotechnology, 2012, Nature Reviews Genetics, 2019), and developed the foundational methods that enabled the effective use of Single Molecule Real-Time (SMRT) sequencing technology for direct detection of DNA modifications (Genome Research, 2013; PLoS Computational Biology, 2013; Nature Communications, 2015; Genome Research, 2018, Science, 2022). Recently, his lab pioneered the use of DNA methylation as natural epigenetic barcodes for high resolution microbiome analysis with SMRT sequencing (Nature Biotechnology, 2018) and nanopore sequencing (Nature Methods, 2021). Dr. Fang received his PhD degree in University of Minnesota, his MS degree in University at Buffalo, and his BS degree in Fudan University, China. Dr. Fang received multiple awards including: Best Network Model Award, Sage Congress (2010), Walter Barnes Lang Fellowship (2011), Best Dissertation Award at University of Minnesota (2013), Nash Family Research Scholar, Friedman Brain Institute (2016), Irma T. Hirschl / Monique Weill-Caulier Trust Research Award (2018).