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Fan Yuan

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Duke Box 90281, Durham, NC 27708-0281
Rm 1385, Fciemas, Duke Univers, Durham, NC 27708-0281


Dr. Yuan has extensive experiences in analysis of therapeutic agent transport in mammalian cells, tissues, and organs, and development of effective strategies, design principles, and new technologies that can be used to facilitate the transport. The goal of his research is to improve delivery of therapeutic agents to their targets, which is crucial in treatment and prevention of diseases. He has published >100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and a textbook on transport analysis in biological systems that has been used to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in many universities.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Biomedical Engineering · 2009 - Present Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Professor in Ophthalmology · 2013 - Present Ophthalmology, Clinical Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 1996 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

City University of New York · 1990 Ph.D.
Peking University (China) · 1985 M.S.
Peking University (China) · 1983 B.S.