Xinghua Victor Pan, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Genetics

Research Interests

Genetics, Medical

Public Health Interests

Biomarkers; Genetics; Genomics

Research Organizations

Faculty Research

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Research Summary

Single cell genomics - development and application of a sreies of cutting edge novel technologies for genetics and genomics analyssis at single-cell level. Currently we focus on single cell genomics, single cell transcriptomics, single cell epigenomics particularly DNA methylome, and integrated analysis of multi-factors for single cells. Using these technologies and combininbg with other technology platforms such as next generation sequencing (NGS) and Fluidigm platforms, we study stem cells, cancers, immune cells, neurons, embryo and development, and genetic diseases, in order to reveal the underlying molecular mechanisms and to explore the translational medical applications.

Selected Publications

  • Two methods for full-length RNA sequencing for low quantities of cells and single cells.

    Pan X, Durrett RE, Zhu H, Tanaka Y, Li Y, Zi X, Marjani SL, Euskirchen G, Ma C, Lamotte RH, Park IH, Snyder MP, Mason CE, Weissman SM. (2013). Two methods for full-length RNA sequencing for low quantities of cells and single cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(2):594-9. PMID: 23267071

  • A procedure for highly specific, hypersensitive and unbiased whole genome amplification.

    Pan X, Urban AE, Dean P, Vincent S, Grubbert F, Hu Y, Snyder M, Weissman SM. (2008) A procedure for highly specific, hypersensitive and unbiased whole genome amplification. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105(40):15499-504. PMID: 18832167

  • Co-detection and sequencing of genes and transcripts from the same single cells enabled by a microfluidics platform.

    Han L, Zi X, Garmire LX, Wu Y, Weissman SM, Pan X, Fan R. (2014) Co-detection and sequencing of genes and transcripts from the same single cells enabled by a microfluidics platform. Scientific Reports, 2014 Sep 26;4:6485. doi: 10.1038/srep06485. PMID: 25255798

  • Robust measurement of telomere length in single cells.

    Wang F, Pan X, Kalmbach K, Seth-Smith ML, Ye X, Antumes DM, Yin Y, Liu L, Keefe DL, Weissman SM. (2013) Robust measurement of telomere length in single cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110 (21): E1906–E1912. PMID: 23661059 (a corresponding author). It is shown in PNAS comments: New ruler for telomere length, May 10, 2013 by Sarah CP Williams; highlighted in “This week in PNAS - In this Issue”: May 21, 2013 by C.R.; and featured as “Telomere length measurement in single cells” by Hannah Stower published in Nature Reviews Genetics, 14, 444, (2013), doi:10.1038/nrg3529, June 18, 2013.

  • Non-stochastic reprogramming from a privileged somatic cell state.

    Guo S, Zi X, Schultz V, Cheng J, Zhong M, Koochaki S, Megyola CM, Pan X, Heydari K, Weissman SM, Gallagher PG, Krause DS, Fan R, Lu J. (2014) Non-stochastic reprogramming from a privileged somatic cell state. Cell, 156(4):649-62. PMID: 24486105.

  • X chromosome of female cells shows dynamic changes in status during human somatic cell reprogramming.

    Kim KY, Hysolli E, Tanaka Y, Wang B, Jung YW, Pan X, Weissman SM, and Park IH. (2014) X chromosome of female cells shows dynamic changes in status during human somatic cell reprogramming. Stem Cell Reports, 15;2(6):896-909. PMID: 24936474.

  • Han Lin, Huajun Wu, Haiying Zhu, Markus Riester, Kun-Yong Kim, Sadie Marjani, Ghia Euskirchen, Michael Snyder, In-Hyun Park, Sherman M. Weissman, Franziska Michor*, Rong Fan*, Xinghua Pan*, Single-cell genome-wide CpG methylation patterns based on enzymatic recognition and selective amplification (in submission)
  • Yang J, Seay M, Tanaka Y, Euskirchen G, Snyder M, Park I, Pan X*, Weissman SM*. Heterogeneity and cell cycle related changes in single cell transcriptomes of early hematopoietic precursors (in revision)

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Contact Info

Xinghua Victor Pan, MD, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of GeneticsPO Box 208005
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

Curriculum Vitae