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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

Department of Neuroscience

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Yan Lab

B.Pharm.Shanghai 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
Award for Outstanding ScienceCleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Ralph Wilson Award
Special Recognition AwardPharmacia Corporation (Now Part of Pfizer)
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
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental PathologyEditorial BoardExecutive EditorExternalInternational2008

Accepting Lab Rotation Students: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023

Journal Articles


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
2nd Targeting Therapy of Alzheimer’s and Related Neurodegenerative Diseases ConferenceOther2021Lisbon, Spain (taken virtually)
The 12th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease ConferenceTalk2019San Diego, CA
International Congress on Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases — from Basic to ClinicTalk2018Shengzhen, China
Xiamen International Symposium on Neuroscience and Neurological DisordersTalk2018Xiamen, China
The 4th International Conference of Neurological Disease & 2018 Brain Network and Disease SummitTalk2018Wuhan, China
5th International Conference on Molecular Neurodegeneration (ICMN 2018)Talk2018Stockholm, Sweden
Fusion Conference: Targeting Therapy of Alzheimer's and Related Neurodegenerative DiseasesOther2018Nassau, Bahamas
“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
4th International Conference on Molecular Neurodegeneration (ICMN 2016),Talk2016Seoul, Korea
The 4th International Symposium on Neurotransmission and Synaptic PlasticityTalk2016Nanchang, China
The 10th Great Lakes Glia Meeting, Traverse City, MITalk2015Traverse City, MI
29th CINP World CongressTalk2014Vancouver, Canada
The XI European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease, Title: Differential regulation of myelination by BACE1 and ADAM proteases.Talk2013Berlin, Germany