University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor
Dr. Wei Yan is Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Principal Investigator at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His research is focused on genetic and epigenetic control of fertility, and epigenetic contribution of gametes (sperm and eggs) to fertilization, early embryonic development and adulthood health. He has published >140 peer-reviewed papers with >9,300 citations (as of April 2021). Dr. Yan received many prestigious awards, including the 2009 Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Young Investigator Award, the 2012 American Society of Andrology (ASA) Young Andrologist Award, the 2013 Nevada Healthcare Hero Award for Research and Technology, the 2017 University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Researcher Award, the 2018 SSR Research Award and the 2020 Nevada System of Higher Education Regents’ Research Award. In May 2016, Dr. Yan was named the University of Nevada Reno Foundation Professor, the highest honor the University bestows upon its faculty. In 2017, he was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Yan is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of Biology of Reproduction, a premier journal in the field of Reproductive Biology. He likes hiking, skiing, swimming, and photography.
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Zheng received training on Uterine Biology during her Ph.D. at the University of Turku, Finland and post-doc at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. Dr. Zheng is skillful in embryo manipulation and microinjection, as well as most of the molecular biology techniques. Dr. Zheng likes hiking and swimming.
Kyle obtained his B.S. degree from Shanxi Normal University. He then earned his M.S. degree in Animal Science at China Agricultural University. He recently graduated from the Cellular and Molecular Biology program at the University of Nevada, Reno with a Ph.D. degree. His hobbies include playing Ping Pong, basketball, and billiards. He enjoys listening to music.
Yue obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in Fujian Medical University. Shen then worked as a technician in the National Institute of Biological Science in Beijing for five years. She is a graduate student in the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate program. She enjoys dancing, jogging and painting.
Hayden received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently a Ph.D. student at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Habor-UCLA. Hayden is working on single-cell multi-omics.
Visiting Post-doc Fellow
Hyde graduated from Dalian Medical University. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from China Medical University in 2019. She is working on sperm-medicated epigenetic inheritance.
Visiting Post-doc Fellow
Sheng obtained both of his MD and PhD from China Medical University. He is working on the post-transcriptional regulation of spermiogenesis using the 3rd-gen sequencing.
We are looking for one graduate student to join us and work on a project dealing with epigenetic inheritance.
We are looking for a bioinformatician and a post-doc working on a project dealing with inter- and trans-generational epigenetic inheritance. Email Dr. Yan for more details.
Thanks to all former members of the Yan lab for their devotion and contribution!