Yibing Qyang PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Pathology; Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Yibing Qyang obtained his B.S. degree from the Department of Biochemistry, Nanjing University, China. He subsequently pursued graduate studies at the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then, he joined the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. After receiving his M.S. degree from Dr. Michele Sawadogo’s laboratory, and Ph.D. degree from Dr. Stevan Marcus’, he spent the next year conducting postdoctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine, where he studied myeloproliferative diseases with a mouse model of Presenilin deficiency. He next joined Dr. Kenneth R. Chien's laboratory at the University of California, San Diego and Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Stem Cell Institute. He has been studying the renewal and differentiation of cardiovascular progenitor cells, marked by Isl1, a LIM-Homeodomain transcription factor. In October, 2008, Yibing Qyang became a principal investigator at Yale Cardiovascular Research Institute and Section of Cardiology, Dept. of Internal Medicine, and Yale Stem Cell Center. Since 2010, he has become the Director of Yale Stem Cell Research Forum.
Currently, the Qyang laboratory has the following members:
1. Peter John Amos, Ph.D. (Postdoc), graduated from University of Virginia in 2009. Dr. Amos has recently been awarded a Connecticut Stem Cell grant ($200,000; 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2013).
2. Xin Ge, Ph.D. (Postdoc), graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2009. Dr. Ge has recently been awarded a Brown-Coxe postdoctoral fellowship ($50,000; 7/1/2011 – 6/31/2012).
3. Yongming Ren, Ph.D. (Postdoc), graduated from Tsinghua University, China, in 2007. Dr. Ren has recently been awarded a Connecticut Stem Cell grant ($200,000; 11/1/2012 – 10/30/2014).
4. Oscar Bartulos-Encinas, Ph.D. (Postdoc), graduated from University of Madrid, Spain, in 2009.
5. Carol Suh, graduate student. She obtained her B.S. from Harvard University in 2011.
6. Amogh Sivarapatna, graduate student. He obtained his B.S. from University of Virginia in 2011.
7. Biraja Dash, Ph.D. (Postdoc), from Network of Excellence in Functional Biomaterials, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. He will join the Qyang lab on March 1st, 2013.
Previous Qyang lab members:
1. Min Young Lee, D.V.M, Ph.D., previous postdoc (2009-2012), now Assistant Professor in Department of Molecular Physiology, College of Pharmacy, Kyungpook National University , South Korea.
2. Esra Cagavi Bozkulak, Ph.D., previous postdoc (2010-2012), now Assistant Professor in Gebze Institute of Technology, Faculty of Science, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, K:141, 41400, Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey
3. Caroline Greenberg, Summer Intern 2011, Medical Student in Yale School of Medicine.
4. Andre Alcon, Summer Intern 2011, Medical Student in Yale School of Medicine.
5. Jessica Tuan, Master Student at Yale Biomedical Engineering (2011-2012), now a medical student at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
6. Grant Senyei, Yale Undergraduate student (2008-2010), now a medical student at Northwestern University School of Medicine
7. Karen Xiao, Summer Intern 2012, undergraduate student at Georgetown University.
Education & Training
- University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (1999)
- University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (2002)
Honors & Recognition
- YCCI Scholar
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (2010)
- American Heart Association Scientist Development Award
- Connecticut Stem Cell Program Established Investigator Award
Connecticut State Government (2011)
- Connecticut Stem Cell Program Early Stage Investigator Award
Connecticut State Government (2009)
- NIH Independent Scientist Award
- Member, The International Society for Stem Cell Research Member (ISSCR) (12/31/2007)
- Associate editor, Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cardiology (07/01/2011 - 06/30/2016)
- Grant review study section member, AHA (01/01/2011 - 01/01/2016)