Qin Yan, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology; Director, Epigenetics Program

Departments & Organizations

Pathology: Experimental Pathology Graduate Program | Pathology Research | Yan Lab

Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Discovery to Cure Internship

Faculty Research

Liver Center

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cells

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Chemical Biology; Epigenetics; Genetics and Genomics; Human Disease; Molecular Mechanisms; Quantitative/Systems Biology; Regenerative Biology /Stem Cells | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics; Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Stem Cell Biology

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Qin Yan (严钦)received his B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. After his Ph.D. training on regulation of transcription and ubiquitination with Drs. Joan and Ronald Conaway at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Stowers Institute for Medical Research, he completed his postdoctoral training on cancer biology with HHMI Investigator Dr. William Kaelin at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. As an Associate Professor of Pathology at Yale Medical School and a member of Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, he directs a research laboratory to elucidate the roles of epigenetic aberrations that drive tumor initiation and progression and to translate the findings to the clinic.

Education & Training

PhD University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2002)
MS University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (1998)
BS University of Science and Technology of China, Molecular Biology (1996)
Postdoctoral Associate Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Honors & Recognition

  • Era of Hope Scholar AwardDod Breast Cancer Research Program (2015)

  • Research Scholar AwardAmerican Cancer Society (2013)

  • Career Development AwardDoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (2013)

  • Stewart Scholar AwardThe Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust (2011)

  • CTSA Scholar AwardYCCI (2011)

  • Career Development AwardMelanoma Research Foundation (2011)

  • Young Investigator AwardBreast Cancer Alliance (2010)

  • V Scholar AwardThe V Foundation for Cancer Research (2009)

Professional Service

  • Co-chair, Gene Expression Scientific Interest Group American Society for Investigative Pathology (2014 - 2016)

  • Member, Reviewer Committee Breast Cancer Alliance (2014 - 2016)

  • Member, DNA mechanisms in Cancer (DMC) Peer Review Committee American Cancer Society (2014 - 2016)

  • Member, FY12 Study Section Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (2012)

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Contact Info

Qin Yan, PhD
Office Location
Department of PathologyBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 348C

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

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