Qin Yan PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchStem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor CellsCancer Genetics & GenomicsPathology: Yan Lab; ExPath

Research Interests

Epigenetics; Gene regulation; Cancer biology; Stem cell biology more...


  • B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 1996
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 2002

Selected Publications

  • Cao J, Liu Z, Cheung WKC, Zhao M, Chen SY, Chan SW, Booth CJ, Nguyen DX, Yan Q. Histone demethylase RBP2 is critical for breast cancer progression and metastasis, Cell Reports, 2014; 6(5):868-77
  • Cao J and Yan Q. Histone Demethylases Set the Stage for Cancer Metastasis. Science Signaling. 2013; 6:pe15.
  • Sayegh J, Cao J, Zou MR, Morales A, Blair LP, Norcia M, Hoyer D, Tackett AJ, Merkel J, Yan Q. Identification of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Jumonji AT-Rich Interactive Domain 1B (JARID1B) Histone Demethylase by a Sensitive High Throughput Screen. J Biol Chem. 2013; 288(13):9408-17.



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