Elsa Yan Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Research Interests

GPCRs, membrane proteins, biophysical spectroscopy, surface science, protein-membrane interactions


  • B.S., Chinese Univesity of Hong Kong,
  • Ph.D., Columbia University,

Selected Publications

  • Liu, M.Y.; Liu, J.; Mehrotra, D.; Liu, Y.; Guo, Y.; Baldera-Aguayo, P.A.; Mooney, V; Nour, A.M.; Yan, E.C.Y. “Thermal Stability of Rhodopsin and Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Comparison of S186W and D190N Rhodopsin Mutants” In press, J. Biol. Chem. 2013
  • Fu, L.; Xiao, D.Q.; Wang, Z.; Batista, V. S.; Yan, E.C.Y. “Chiral Sum Frequency Generation for Probing the Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange in Antiparallel beta-Sheet Peptides at Interfaces” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 3592, 2013
  • Mitra, N.; Liu, Y.; Liu, J.; Serebryany, E.; Mooney, V.; DeVree, B.T.; Sunahara, R.; Yan, E.C.Y. “Calcium Dependent Ligand Binding and G-protein Signaling of Family B GPCR Parathyroid Hormone 1 Receptor Purified in Nanodiscs” ACS Chem. Biol. 8, 617, 2013


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