Stephen Young, M.D.

Titles

Distinguished Professor, Medicine

Professor, Human Genetics

Member, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology GPB Home Area

Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area

Faculty, Cardiology


Awards and Honors:

Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine

Member, National Academy of Sciences

University of Gothenburg, Sweden Doctor Honoris Causa (Medicine)

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine

American Heart Association Special Recognition Award in Vascular Biology

American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis Irvine H. Page Research Prize for Young Investigators

Contact Information

Email
sgyoung@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone
Fax Number: (310) 206-0865
Office Phone Number: (310) 825-4934
Address

Department Address:

UCLA Med-Cardio
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
A2-237 CHS Bldg.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Office Address:

GONDA 4506A
695 Charles E. Young Drive South
GONDA 4506A
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

Stephen Young grew up in Kansas and obtained an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University. Following medical school at Washington University-St. Louis, he did internal medicine training at UCSF and cardiology training at UCSD. He then embarked on a career in basic science. He did postdoctoral research training in lipid metabolism at UCSD with Dr. Joseph Witztum and then worked at a UCSF-affiliated research institute for 17 years. Along the way, he became an expert in using genetically modified mice to investigate the gene function in health and disease. Currently, his laboratory studies an endothelial cell protein required for plasma triglyceride metabolism and diseases of the nuclear envelope. His laboratory has a strong track record in developing the careers of young scientists. Dr. Young has received multiple awards and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Publications