Bao Jian Fan

Harvard Medical School, USA


Baojian Fan is an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He graduated in 2004 with a PhD degree, majoring in Genetics of Ophthalmology. He received a Master degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics in 1997 and a Bachelor degree in Medicine (M.D. equivalent) in 1993. He received post-doctoral training in Ophthalmology and Genetics at Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, and Harvard Medical School. He received the Young Researcher Award from Action for Vision Eye Foundation in 2005. He served Members-in-Training Committee of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology between 2010 and 2013. He is an academic editor or an ad-hoc reviewer for over 20 international journals. He is primarily interested in gene mapping for Mendelian diseases (e.g., pigmentary glaucoma) and complex diseases (e.g., adult-onset glaucoma). He is also interested in analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions in complex diseases. He was a PI for a project funded by BrightFocus Foundation to discover genetic variants that contribute to pigmentary glaucoma. Dr. Fan is currently a PI on a grant given by Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund to study functional effects of newly discovered gene mutations responsible for pigmentary glaucoma in zebrafish models. He is also a co-investigator on two NIH R01 grants: 1) to identify genes for ocular quantitative traits related to glaucoma using whole genome sequencing; and 2) to elucidate the pathogenesis of exfoliation syndrome and the associated glaucoma by completing analyses for genetic and environmental risk factors as well as a comprehensive metabolomic analysis.

Biography Updated on 9 December 2017

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