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Ran An

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Associate Professor
College of Engineering

Dr. Ran An is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. He also serves as joint faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UH Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.

Dr. An has worked as Research Engineer in biotechnology industry. Prior to joining UH, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

His current research focuses on the development, clinical translation, and potentially commercialization of: 1) electrokinetic- and electrochemical-driven microfluidic biosensors for rapid and affordable point-of-care disease diagnostics and monitoring; 2) organ-on-chip functional assays to facilitate fundamental understanding of disease pathophysiology, drug testing, and personalized healthcare, with a specific interest in human microcirculatory health.

Dr. An has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and 10 patents some of which have been licensed and commercialized by leading biotechnology companies with product in global market. Dr. An has received multiple research and training grants from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies, and Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. An has won the NIH K25 Career Development Award, NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge Award for Global Disease Diagnostics, NIH T32 Postdoc Fellowship Award, CAPCaT Point-of-Care Technology Development Award.

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