Welcome to the Yan lab!

Welcome to the Yan lab!

Welcome to the Yan lab! Welcome to the Yan lab! Welcome to the Yan lab!

  We conduct exciting research to improve human reproductive health. 

About Us

Who are we?


We are a group of reproductive biologists  passionate about improving human reproductive health and the health of our next generations. Our lab is based at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in Reno, NV, which is surrounded by magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains and super close to the beautiful Lake Tahoe (a 30-min drive).     

What do we do?


We conduct both basic and translational research aiming to understand fundamental mechanisms underlying mammalian reproduction and to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics. One of the ongoing projects is to investigate how quality of sperm and oocytes affects health and disease susceptibility in offspring. 

Our discoveries


 We have discovered many fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms that control sperm production and male fertility. For example, we first defined how sperm neck/connecting piece is developed, which helps us understand headless sperm syndrome in infertile men. We also first discovered that defects in efferent ductal motile cilia can cause male infertility.


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Contact Us

The Yan Lab is located in CMM Building (Room 202) on the North/Upper Campus of UNR

Enthusiastic and hardworking researchers at all (undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral) levels are welcome to join us!

Mailing address

1664 North Virginia Street, MS575, Reno, Nevada 89557, United States

(775) 748-7765