Qin Yan, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Office of Student Research

Pathology: ExPath | Yan Lab

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: Genetics and Genomics | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology


Dr. Qin Yan 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 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

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

  • Young Investigator AwardBreast Cancer Alliance (2010)

  • Career Development AwardMelanoma Research Foundation (2011)

  • Stewart Trust FellowshipThe Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust (2011)

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

  • Research Scholar AwardAmerican Cancer Society (2013)

  • Breakthrough AwardDoD Breast Cancer Research Program (2014)

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

  • CTSA Scholar AwardYCCI (2011)

Professional Service

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

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

  • Member, Ad Hoc Reviewer Committee for designated grants The V Foundation for Cancer Research (2014)

  • Member, Ad Hoc Reviewer Committee Breast Cancer Alliance (2014)

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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
Mailing Address
310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

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