Alan is research associate focused on furthering Octant’s deep mutational scanning capabilities.
Alan obtained his B.S. from Duke University where he double-majored in Biophysics and Quantitative Economics. At Duke, he worked in Charlie Gersbach’s lab harnessing CRISPR-Cas9-based epigenetic editors to study force-modulated transcriptional regulation mechanisms directing how cells respond to distinct mechanical niches within the body. For his undergraduate thesis, he developed fluorescent reporter systems to measure enhancer activity within single cells using high-resolution microscopy and flow cytometry.
Alan grew up in Shanghai, China and Detroit, MI. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with friends, playing soccer, eating great food, and watching Arrested Development.