Yuan Wan, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Email: ywan@binghamton.edu
Tel: +1 607-777-5477
Office: Biotechnology Building, Room BI 2625 
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Binghamton University

Principal Investigator

2008.08-2012.02    Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX

1999.09-2007.07     Clinical Medicine and Genetics, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Work Experience

2023.09-                  Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY  

2018.09-2023.08      Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

2015.05-2018.07       Postdoc, MiniBio Lab, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2013.01-2013.06        Research Fellow, School of Chemical and Physical Science, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

2012.09                     Visiting Scholar of Institut Charles Gerhardt, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie, Montpellier, France

2012.04-2015.01        Research Associate, Mawson Institute & Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

2007.07-2008.07     Supervisor, Department of R&D, Shanghai Bio Corporation & National Engineering Center for Biochip, Shanghai, China

2003.09-2004.07    Clinic Intern in Jiangsu People's Hospital, Nanjing, China


Dr. Yuan Wan completed his M.S. and M.D. degrees in Genetics and Clinical Medicine at Southeast University Medical School in 2007. Later, he earned his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. He worked at the Mawson Institute and the Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, as an early career researcher from 2012 to 2015. In 2013, he was awarded Adjunct Academic Status as a Research Fellow in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, at Flinders University. From 2015 to 2018, he assumed a Postdoc position at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Wan has a solid background in interdisciplinary fields including Clinical Medicine, Genomics, and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests thus lie in the interdisciplinary areas of Life Science, Biomedical & Electrical Engineering, and Transnational Medicine. In particular, Dr. Wan's research focuses on the development of applications in clinical setting, such as separation and detection of disease related biomolecules, targeted drug delivery, design and fabrication of microfluidic devices and point-of-care devices. In addition, he is also interested in exploring nanobiotechnology to investigate pathophysiologic mechanism, which would redound to the development of corresponding diagnostic and therapeutic assays. He played a primary role in the initiation and completion of a few studies, which were highly successful as demonstrated by the outstanding publication outputs. So far, 70 peer-reviewed articles and conference full papers were published on Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Communications, Chemical Society Review, and other leading journals. Given the field of nanobiosensing and nanomedicine has undergone unprecedented growth in the last few years, and the rapid development has exerted significant influence over biomedicine, Dr. Wan inherently believes that nanobiotechnology can further expedite the application of research for disease prevention, screening, identification, and treatment.


2022 Early Stage Distinguished Research, Watson College, Binghamton University

2021 MERIT (The Method to Extend Research in Time) R37 Award, National Cancer Institute

2014 Early Career Researcher Networking Award, University of South Australia

2012 Early Career Researcher Development Award, University of South Australia

2010 Graduate Student's Travel Award, Rice University

2009 Graduate Student's Travel Award, the University of Texas at Arlington

2008-2011 Dean's Excellence Fellowship, the University of Texas at Arlington

2004-2007 Second-Class Scholarship, Southeast University

1999-2004 Third-Class Scholarship, Southeast University


2024 Reviewer, National Science Center, Poland (Panel NZ5)

2024 Reviewer, NIH ZCA1 TCRB-J (M1)

2023 Reviewer, Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership NCI U54 Grant

2023 Reviewer, NIH ZRG1 MCST-J Council Small Business

2023 Reviewer, European Science Foundation

2022 Guest Editor, Disease Markers

2022 Reviewer, NIH R21/R03 Clinical and Translational Cancer Research

2022 co-Chair of BMES Advanced Biomanufacturing

2021 Judger, ASME-BED SB3C student paper competition

2021 Reviewer, BMES Annual Meeting abstracts

2021 Reviewer, NIH R01 Clinical Oncology

2021 Reviewer, European Science Foundation

2021 Reviewer, Czech Science Foundation

2020 Reviewer, Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity

2020 Reviewer, Advanced BioManufacturing abstracts

2020 Reviewer, Clean Technology Competition

2020 Guest Editor, Sensors

2019- Academic Editor, Scientific Reports

2019 Guest Editor, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

2018 Reviewer, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences

Group Membrane

Md Mofizur Rahman | Dr. Rahman earned his PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Saitama University in collaboration with RIKEN in Wako, Japan in 2019. He graduated from Khulna University in Bangladesh with a B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) and an M.Pharm (Masters of Pharmacy). He started his career as a faculty member and worked at several universities in Bangladesh. After completing his PhD, he began working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at Daffodil International University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He took a study leave and joined Binghamton University as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2022. He is currently developing new technologies for EV-based cancer detection.

Yundi Chen | Yundi obtained his B.Sc. degree in Biopharmaceutical Technology at China Pharmaceutical University and M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering at Binghamton University. He currently is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Binghamton University.


Alyssa Nelson | Miss. Nelson took lab training in 2023

Matthew Debany | Mr. Debany took lab training in Fall 2022.

Yi Wen | Dr. Wen received her PhD degree in August 2022.

Komal Krishnaji Abhange | Dr. Abhange received her PhD degree in July 2022. She is a postdoc at University of Michigan

Sushil Pokhrel | Master student; he is working on EV-based cancer immunotherapy. He is applying to a PhD program.

Ashely Soliwoda | Master student; she is a research technician at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Peter Prisinzano | Master student; he is working on EV-based drug delivery.

James Coughlin | Master student; he is working as a research technician at Weill Cornell Medicine

Eleni Demas | Master student; she is working as a Clinical Specialist at Brainlab

Roderick Robles | Master student
Andrea Russo | Mr. Russo got an offer from Barry-Wehmiller Design Group.

Lauren Petersen | Miss Petersen secured a job at IsoPlexis.

Daniella Ramos | She finished a 2-month REU program in our lab.

Jillian Smollar | Miss. Smollar is an MSAT specialist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.​

Ethan Blumenthal | Mr. Blumenthal is taking trainings at Weill Cornell.

Jacqueline Haugen | Master student; she is working in Hoxie & Associates, LLC

Ernest Puletasi | Mr. Puletasi is working in UHS.​

Rhea John | Master student; she is a PhD student at Virginia Tech

Guosheng Wang, M.D. | Dr. Wang completed his training in October 2020 and returned to China.

Jing Wang, M.D., Ph.D. | Dr. Wang completed his training in June 2020 and resumed his physician career in China.

Zachary Quinn | He received a full scholarship and joined the department of BME at Duke University as a PhD candidate.

Fei Xue | He received his MS degree on July 30, 2020. Currently, he is working in Qihan Biotech.

Dawn Bordenave | An undergraduate student at the Xavier University of Louisiana. She took 2-month REU program in our lab.

Parthmesh Sanjay Akolkar | Biomedical Engineer at Prime Healthcare.

Neshat Sayah | She received a full scholarship and joined Baylor University as a PhD candidate