Born and raised in Taiwan, Kuan-lin “Kuan” Huang is 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 obtained his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Now, at Mount Sinai, Kuan leads the Computational Omics Lab that is dedicated to empower everyone to live healthily until 100-year-old. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles including lead authorship in the top scientific journals, and 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 non-for-profit community 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 hanging with fabulous people, books, dark chocolate, bubble tea, hiking, surfing, or tennis. And a 20-minute nap!

Computational Omics Lab at ISMMS
Solve It Yourself
An open platform for science symposia


2009-2012 at Wesleyan University
Education and healthcare
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