Nan Yang

Nan Yang, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience

Research Topics:

Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Cellular Differentiation, Chromatin, Developmental Neurobiology, Gene Regulation, Gene editing, Induced pluripotent stem cells, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Reprogramming, Schizophrenia, Stem Cells, Synapses, Synaptogenesis

Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, a member at Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Friedman Brain Insititute and Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease. Her laboratory is focused on the understanding of the molecular programs that control the development of distinct cell types in the brain and the developing of approaches using human stem cells combined of gene editing to advance our knowledge of the fundamental processes underlying human neural development in normal and pathological conditions. They use in vitro 2D and 3D models to decipher the phenotypic consequences of disease-causing mutations in human neurons and other neural lineages as well as the development of novel therapeutic gene targeting and cell transplantation-based strategies for numerous neuropsychiatric disorders.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells [DRS], Neuroscience [NEU]

Education

Exchange student, University of California, San Francisco

PhD, Fundan University

Postdoctoral, Stanford University