Xian-Jie Yang, Ph.D.

Titles

Professor, Ophthalmology

Member, Brain Research Institute

Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area

Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Stein Eye Institute

Contact Information

Email
yang@jsei.ucla.edu
Phone
Lab Number: 310-825-6992
Office Phone Number: 310-825-7020
Address

Work Address:

Laboratory
JSEI
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES
Office
JSEI
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

Xian-Jie Yang is a developmental biologist, who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since she joined the Department of Ophthalmology in 1996. She is a member of the Molecular Biology Institute, Brain Research Institute, and has become an associate professor in 2003. Dr, Yang obtained her B.S in biology from Beijing Normal University and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology after studying transcription regulation. She pursued her postdoctoral training at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School working on vertebrate neural development. Her research centers on development and diseases of the vertebrate retina, in particular growth factor signaling mechanisms during normal neural differentiation and neuronal survival in retinal degeneration. Her laboratory is also developing cellular and molecular therapies for inherited retinal diseases.

Publications