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Riqiang Yan, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3401
B.PharmShanghai Medical University Pharmacy SchoolPharmacy
OtherShanghai Medical UniversityMedicine
Ph.D.University of KentuckyBiochemistry

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipUniversity of KentuckyMedical Center Academic Year Fellowship
FellowshipRosita Winston Foundation in Biomedical Research Postdoctoral Fellow
FellowshipAaron Diamond Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Morris R and Ruth V. Graham Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences
Recipient of MetLife Award for Medical Research (the most prestigious award for Alzheimer’s Research)MetLife Foundation
Member of Scientific Review Committee, BrightFocus Foundation (previously called American Health Assistance Foundation)
Faculty Member, Faculty of 1000 Medicine (
Award for Outstanding ScienceCleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Innovator AwardCleveland Clinic
Ralph Wilson Award
Special Recognition AwardPharmacia Corporation (now part of Pfizer)
Awarded "The Best Audio-Video Picture Prize" for the videotape "Isolation of Proteins by Gel Filtration" wrote and directedShanghai Higher Education Bureau
Best Young Scientist Achievement AwardShanghai Academy of Science
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Fusion Conference: Targeting Therapy of Alzheimer's and Related Neurodegenerative Diseases Nassau, Bahama, June 1-4, 2018Workshop/ConferenceChairExternalInternational20182018
AD drug discovery Session at Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2017, Boston, July 11-14Workshop/ConferenceCo-ChairExternalInternational20172017
Scientific ReportEditorial BoardAcademic EditorExternalInternational2016
American Journal of Neurodegenerative DiseaseEditorial BoardSenior EditorExternalNational2012
Plos OneEditorial BoardAcademic EditorExternalInternational2012
American Journal of Translational ResearchEditorial BoardSenior EditorExternalNational2010
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (Impact Factor, 2014; 5.8)Editorial BoardMember of Editorial Advisory BoardExternalInternational20092015
The 22nd Biennial Meeting of the International Society of Neurochemistry. Pusan, Korea, August, 2009.Professional/Scientific OrganizationSession ChairExternalInternational20092009
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental PathologyEditorial BoardExecutive EditorExternalInternational2008
“Disease Mechanism: APP” at the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2008) Chicago, IL; July 26-30Workshop/ConferenceSession Co-ChairExternalInternational20082008
Program “Reticulon/Nogo/Nogo Receptor in Alzheimer’s disease” in the 10th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Madrid, Spain; July 14-20, 2006.Workshop/ConferenceSession ChairExternalInternational20062006
International Protease SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2005
Faculty of 1000 MedicineEditorial BoardMemberExternalInternational2005
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2004
The International Symposium on the Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies for Neurodegenerative Diseases. June 4-9, 2001. Fudan University, Shanghai, China.Workshop/ConferenceSession ChairExternalInternational20012001
Society for NeuroscienceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational1999
American Society of Cell BiologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1997
Ad Hoc Journal Review for: Nature, Science, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Medicine, Neuron, Science Translational Medicine, EMBO J. EMBO. Mol. Med, Journal of Clinical Investigator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology of Cell, FASEB J., Brain, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Neurosciences, Journal of Neurochemistry, Journal of Molecular BiologyEditorial BoardAd Hoc Journal ReviewExternalInternational
Ad Hoc Journal Review for: Journal of Neurosciences Research, Neurobiology of Aging, Neurobiology of Disease, Experimental Neurology, Molecular Neurodegeneration, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, European J. Neurology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, PLoS ONE, PloS Biology, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, OncotargetProfessional/Scientific JournalAd Hoc Journal ReviewExternalInternational
Xiangya Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases, Changhsha, Hunan, China, November, 2013Workshop/ConferenceCo-ChairExternalRegional

Journal Articles

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
“Neurodegeneration” CAR Special Session at Drug Discovery and Therapy World Congress 2017Talk2017Boston, MA
The second Kloster Seeon meeting on BACE proteases in health and diseaseTalk2016Seeon, Bavaria, Germany
July 2016, Invited speaker, CIBSTalk2016Chengdu, China
4th International Conference on Molecular Neurodegeneration (ICMN 2016),Talk2016Seoul, Korea
The 4th International Symposium on Neurotransmission and Synaptic PlasticityTalk2016Nanchang, China
EMBO/EMBL Symposium Mechanisms of NeurodegenerationTalk2015Heidelberg, Germany
The 7th Xiangya International Congress “Genomics and Epigenomics of Parkinson's disease”Talk2015Changsha, China
The 10th Great Lakes Glia Meeting, Traverse City, MITalk2015Traverse City, MI
Neurodegeneration’ CAR Special Session at Drug Discovery and Therapy World Congress 2015,Talk2015Boston, Massachusetts
The International conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseasesTalk2014Changsha, China
29th CINP World CongressTalk2014Vancouver, Canada
The Symposium on Neurodegeneration, Title: Reversed formation of Reticulon 3 Immunoreactive Dystrophic Neurites improves cognitive function in mice.Talk2013Changsha, China
BACE1-protease Conference, Title: The role of BACE1 in the control of Neurogenesis and astrogenesis.Talk2013Koster Seeon, Munich, Germany
Neurodegenerative Disorders Workshop and China-Canada Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Collaboration Meeting. Title: Modulation of BACE1 axonal transport by RTN3.Talk2013Banff, Canada
The XI European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease, Title: Differential regulation of myelination by BACE1 and ADAM proteases.Talk2013Berlin, Germany
International Conference of Neurological DisorderTalk2012Wuhan, China