Stephen Young, M.D.

Stephen G Young

Professor, Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

Professor, Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles

(310) 825-4934

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

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

Stephen Young grew up in Topeka, Kansas and studied history at Princeton University. After obtaining a medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, he trained in internal medicine at UCSF and cardiology at UCSD. He did a postdoctoral research fellowship in lipid metabolism at UCSD with Dr. Joseph Witztum. After stints on the faculty at UCSD and UCSF (Gladstone Institutes), he moved to UCLA in 2004. Along with two UCLA faculty colleagues (Loren Fong and Anne Beigneux), he runs a research laboratory focused on plasma lipid metabolism and diseases of the nuclear envelope. Stephen Young is a member of the National Academy of Sciences

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.

Awards and Honors

  • Doctor Honoris Causa (Medicine) University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009.
  • Inaugural Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2021.
  • National Academy of Sciences, 2016.
  • Inaugural Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2021.
  • Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine, 2010.
  • Corresponding Member Abroad of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2021.

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