Dr. Jian Han
Founder, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Jian Han is the founder of iCubate. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board and as the Corporation’s President and Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Han obtained his M.D. from Suzhou Medical College in China and his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He became an Assistant Professor at UAB in 1994 and served as Clinical Molecular Laboratory Director. He is a board-certified clinical molecular geneticist. In 1996, he started a biotech company, Genaco Biomedical Products, Inc., to develop molecular diagnostic products on the Luminex xMAP platform. Genaco developed a multiplex molecular assay for profiling pathogens associated with respiratory infections. With this development, Genaco made infectious disease diagnostics its focus. After a series of successful development and validation studies, Genaco’s core technology, tem-PCR on the Luminex platform gained market recognition and ultimately won the Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation and Leadership award and Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation award. In 2006, Qiagen acquired Genaco. Following the sale of Qiagen, Dr. Han joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and became the first Faculty Investigator. At HudsonAlpha, he developed the next generation multiplex PCR technology, the arm-PCR method. He retained many of the talented employees from Genaco and recruited exceptional engineers to develop the iCubate instrument platform.