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Yan Jiang

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (PENDING) Psychiatry
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Biography

    Dr. Jiang serves as Instructor in the Researcher/Educator Track and as a faculty member in the Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics. In her new role, she will collaborate primarily with the Friedman Brain Institute and the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurobiology.
     
    Her research interests involve genome-wide mapping of epigenetic information in cortical interneurons from both normal and diseased brains. Dr. Jiang is also investigating epigenetic influences on brain functions in patients suffering from mood disorders, with a focus on the molecular biology of major depression.
     
    Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Jiang earned her doctorate degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the laboratory of Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD. Her thesis work involved studying a chromatin remodeling protein Setdb1 histone methytransferase, which partially inhibits NR2B containing NMDA receptor function and mediates antidepressant-like effects in the transgenic mouse model for depression. In 2010, she was granted a Young Investigator Award from National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.
     

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Jiang did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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