Gang Fang

Assistant Professor of Biology
Room: Room 1123
Office Phone: +86 (21) 20595097

Gang Fang is assistant professor of biology at NYU Shanghai. He is also affiliate assistant professor at the Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at NYU's campus in New York City. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was an associate research scientist at Yale University. He holds a PhD from Institute Pasteur, France, and BS and MS degrees from Peking University, China.

Fang’s research interests are genomics, molecular evolution, and computational biology. He has developed the concept of gene evolutionary persistence and employed this concept in the studies of genome organization, proteome evolution, and transcriptome and biology networks. His papers have been published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, Genome Research, Genome Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, PNAS, BMC genomics, Nature, Nature Genetics Reviews, and Trends in Genetics, among others. Fang’s current work focuses on evolutionary and comparative analysis of large-scale functional genomics data and system and synthetic biology.


  • PhD, Bioinformatics
    Institute Pasteur, 2007
  • MS, Biophysics
    Peking University, 2002
  • BS, Biotechnology
    Peking University, 1999


English, Mandarin