Member Biography

Cong Yan

Cong Yan, Ph.D.

975 W Walnut St.
IB 424G
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121
Phone: (317) 278-6005

Research Program Membership

Full member

Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
IU School of Medicine

Using pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory transgenic mouse models and gene knock-out mouse models to study 1)the relationship between inflammation and cancer formation; 2) tumor immunosuppression of myeloid derived suppressive cells (MDSCs); 3) molecular mechanism of MDSCs development; 4)tumor metastasis by MDSCs; 5) biomarkers for lung cancer diagnosis and prognosis; 6) bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell trans-differentiation to lung tumor progenitor cells.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship - The Rockefeller Univeristy, New York 1987-1990

Ph.D. - City University of New York 1987

B.S. - Wuhan University, Wuhan China 1982