University College Dublin logo
Dr Yan Yan


Yan Yan

Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Ad Astra Fellow)
School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
University College Dublin, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Conway Institute Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Yan is an Assistant Professor at School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. She received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Peking University, China. Subsequently, she pursued her postdoctoral training at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Before joining UCD in May 2015, Dr Yan worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Currently, Dr Yan's group is focusing on understanding how nanoscale interactions can be used to reconstruct immune response with the aim of developing immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. She has been a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including 1st Prize Interstellar Initiate at New York Academy of Sciences (2017), Starting Investigator Research Grant from Science Foundation Ireland (2016), Australian Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research (2013), and Discovery Early Career Research Award from Australian Research Council (2012).


  • PhD
    Peking University China