Gang Fang, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Genomics Department at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He is also a faculty member at the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology. Dr. Fang received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2012, his MS from the University at Buffalo in 2007 and his BS from Fudan University, China, in 2005. The Fang laboratory pioneered the fast-growing field of bacterial epigenomics -- the study of DNA modifications that bacteria use to adapt and survive -- and developed the methods that enabled the effective use of single-molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology for direct detection of DNA modifications. Recently, his laboratory pioneered the use of DNA methylation -- a form of DNA modification -- for high-resolution analysis of the microbiome, microorganisms that inhabit a particular environment, such as the human body. Dr. Fang has received multiple awards, including the Best Network Model Award at the Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress in 2010, the Sage Walter Barnes Lang Fellowship in 2011, the Best Dissertation Award from the University of Minnesota in 2013, the Nash Family Research Scholarship in 2016 and the Hirschl Research Award from the Irma T. Hirschl Trust in 2018.