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Academic Experience


Research Scientist

Harvard Medical School/Broad Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jan 2017 – Present Boston, MA

Teaching Assistant

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Aug 2013 – Dec 2016 Worcester, MA

Research Associate

Chinese Academy of Sciences

May 2012 – Jun 2013 Shenzhen, China


Updated by 2019-11-20

If you’d like to learn more about my work, you can find my CV here.

Selected Publications

Code, data, and pdf for each paper are provided. Send me fanzhang@broadinstitute.org for questions.

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[Nature Method, 2019.] The emerging diversity of single-cell RNA-seq datasets allows for the full transcriptional characterization of …

[ICSA Book Series in Statistics. Springer, Cham, 2019] Mixed membership factorization is a popular approach for analyzing data sets …

[Science Translational Medicine, 2019] Macrophages tailor their function to the signals found in tissue microenvironments, taking on a …

[Nature Immunology, 2019] Lupus nephritis is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease for which the current treatment is ineffective and …

[BMC Bioinformatics, 2017] We propose a Bayesian statistical model and a variational expectation maximization (EM) algorithm to …

[Bioinformatics, 2015] We present a novel variant calling algorithm that uses a hierarchical Bayesian model to estimate allele …