Qin Yan, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Discovery to Cure Internship

Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

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; Human Disease; Molecular and Chemical Biology; Nucleic Acids; Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes, and Cell Cycle Control; Receptors and Signal Transduction | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics; Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Stem Cell Biology


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

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

  • Breakthrough AwardDoD Breast Cancer Research Program (2014)

  • 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

  • Member, DNA mechanisms in Cancer (DMC) Peer Review Committee American Cancer Society (2014 - 2015)

  • Member, Reviewer Committee Breast Cancer Alliance (2014 - 2015)

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

  • 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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