Protein and Nucleic Acid Facility (PAN)

About PAN

The Protein and Nucleic Acid Facility’s mission is to be adaptable and responsive to the changing needs of biomedical research by providing the Stanford scientific community continued access to key research tools and applications in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The facility offers a diverse array of instrumentation and technical capabilities in molecular genetics and protein analytics, with the goal of enhancing research projects.

The advancement and expansion of the PAN facility’s services, since its inception in 1989, is the result of a conscious effort to diversify services to support the increasing array of different research programs. PAN is a participating member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, supporting cancer research, and is a designated Cancer Center facility for two of its core services: Gene Expression and Single Cell Genomics.


PAN staff: Michael Eckart, Jessica Tran, Yen Tran, Jennifer Okamoto, Katia Alvarez, Brandon Lee


Jessica Tran with a Biacore T200.

Yen Tran with a BD Rhapsody Single-Cell Analysis System.


  • Gene expression analysis
  • Microarrays
  • Real-time PCR
  • Pyrosequencing
  • Nucleic acid QC
  • Single-cell genomics
  • Spatial transcriptomics


  • Next-generation sequencing
  • DNA sequencing
  • Synthetic nucleic acid synthesis
  • Biomolecular interaction analysis (surface plasmon resonance)
  • Peptide synthesis
  • Mass spectrometry



Katia Alvarez

Brandon Lee