The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that the 2018 Schuetze lecture will be delivered on April 30th, 2018 by Dr. Nieng Yan, the Shirley J. Tilghman Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Please save the date.
Dr. Yan is an HHMI international early career scientist, Cheung Kong Scholar, and the recipient of the 2015 Protein Society Young Investigator Award and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics. Dr. Yan received her B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 2000 and her PhD in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University in 2004. She was the regional winner of the Young Scientist Award (North America) co-sponsored by Science/AAAS and GE Healthcare in 2005 for her thesis on the structural and mechanistic study of programmed cell death. Her postdoctoral research, also at Princeton University, characterized intramembrane proteases. In 2007, Dr. Yan joined the faculty of School of Medicine, Tsinghua University and then moved to Princeton in Fall, 2017. Her lab focuses on the structural and functional study of membrane transport proteins.