Wei Yan, MD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
University of Nevada School of Medicine, USA

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Dr. Wei Yan obtained his MD from China Medical University in 1990 and his PhD from University of Turku, Finland in 2000. After post-doc training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Dr. Yan started his own lab in the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Yan is currently Professor of Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology. He has published >80 peer-reviewed research articles, many of which appeared in high impact journals, including Nature Genetics, PNAS, Nucleic Acids Research, RNA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Developmental Biology, etc. Dr. Yan received numerous prestigious awards including the 2009 Nevada High Education System Regents’ Rising Researcher Award, the 2009 Young Investigator Award of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), the 2012 Young Andrologist Award of the American Society of Andrology (ASA) and the 2013 Nevada Healthcare Hero Award for Research and Technology. Dr. Yan is now a standing member of the NIH CMIR study section and an editorial board member of three international journals on Reproductive Biology (Biology of Reproduction, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology & Asian Journal of Andrology).

Research Interest

Dr. Wei Yan research interest lies in molecular and cellular biology and physiology of reproduction. Current specific interests: (1) the regulation of protein turnover by ubiquitination during spermiogenesis; (2) the control of cytoplasm removal during sperm individualization and spermiation (sperm release); (3) physiological roles of germ cell-specific small non-coding RNAs.

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