Who is Kuan?
Born and raised in Taiwan, Kuan-lin “Kuan” Huang is now an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. He earned a B.A. with an Honors in Studio Art and an Honors in Molecular Biology from Wesleyan University, and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. At Mount Sinai, Kuan leads the Computational Omics Lab that is dedicated to solving pressing challenges in human diseases and has published extensively in top-tier scientific journals. He is the author of the best-selling book “Solve It Yourself: Fix the World’s Problem with Science.” He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Unboxer of OpenBoxScience.Org, a platform that organizes open scientific seminars connecting scientists around the world. Kuan has spoken at dozens of universities, companies, and conferences about biomedical research and career paths for budding scientists. A good day of his life typically involves fabulous people, books, dark chocolate, bubble tea, hiking, surfing, or tennis. And a 20-minute nap.