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Yanying Fan, Ph.D.

Yanying Fan, Ph.D.

Assistant Specialist

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UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
2340 Sutter St, Room S271
San Francisco, CA 94143-1724
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  • M.D., 1996 Department of Medicine, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, P.R.China
  • M.S. in Pathology, 2003 Department of Medicine, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, P.R.China
  • Ph.D. in Immunology, 2007 Department of Immunology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, P.R.China
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, 2010-2012
  • Molecular therapy for heart failure
  • Natural killer cells and memory T ce
  • Sarcoma therapy

Yanying Fan worked in Dr. Michael Mann's lab since 2010, later as a postdoctoral fellow and now as an assistant specialist. Her current research focus is the investigation of molecular and biophysical mechanisms of heart failure, and novel surgical, molecular and cellular interventions for tissue regeneration/reconstruction. At the same time she is involved in the study of developing molecular therapies for sarcoma.

Prior to UCSF, Yanying obtained her Ph.D. degree from Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-set University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, P.R. China in 2007. Her research was focus on the phenotypic and functional characterization of human NK cells and memory T cells.

  1. Fu X, Yang B, Lao S, Fan Y, Wu C. Human memory-like NK cells migrating to tuberculous pleural fluid via IP-10/CXCR3 and SDF-1/CXCR4 axis produce IFN-γ in response to Bacille Calmette Guerin. Clin Immunol. 2013, 148(1):113-23.
  2. Yeh C, Malhotra D, Yang Y, Xu Y, Fan Y, Li H, Mann M. MEK1-induced physiological hypertrophy inhibits chronic post-myocardial infarction remodeling in mice. J Cell Biochem. 2013, 114(1):47-55.
  3. Fan Y, Huang Z, Li Li, Wu M, Yu T, Koup R, Bailer R,Wu C. Characterization of SARS-CoV-specific memory T cells from recovered individuals four years after infection. Arch Virol, 2009, 154(7):1093-1099.
  4. Fan Y, Yang B, Wu C. Phenotypically and functionally distinct subsets of natural killer cells in human PBMCs. Cell Biol Int, 2008, 32(2):188-97.
  5. Fan Y, Yang B, Wu C. Phenotypic and Functional Heterogeneity of Natural Killer Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Cells. Immunol Invest, 2008, 37(1):79–96.

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