Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Jing Yan is Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and a member of the Quantitative Biology Institute at Yale University. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. He transitioned to biology for his postdoctoral training, working at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His current research focus is to understand how bacteria form multicellular communities such as biofilms. He is also broadly interested in understanding biological systems from the perspective of materials science and soft matter physics. He received the Career Award at the Scientific Interface from Burroughs Wellcome Fund in 2016.