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Yun Fang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
University of Chicago

Research Interests:  My lab strives to contribute to and exploit a deeper understanding of vascular biology related to human disease and develop innovative nanomedicine-based therapeutic strategies to treat cardiovascular complications. We have contributed significantly to the molecular understanding of endothelial homeostasis governed by blood flow, with emphasis on the regulation of non-coding RNAs, the non-coding genome, epitranscriptome, transcription factors, ion channels, cellular metabolism, and genetic variants. Moreover, we have engineered a cohort of innovative nanocarriers that preferentially target dysregulated vascular cells and deliver a wide range of therapeutic nucleotides for the development of precision nanomedicine strategies treating vascular complications.

NAVBO Activities:
Member (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee) 2020-2023
Presenter, 2024 NAVBO online symposium
Poster Judging (NAVBO Meeting 2023, NAVBO Meeting 2019, NAVBO Meeting 2018, NAVBO Meeting 2015)
Panelist, Grant writing roundtable, NAVBO Meeting 2023
Panelist, DEI Immigration roundtable, 2023 NAVBO online event
Organizer, roundtable event related to Career developments for trainees and early-stage investigators from underrepresented communities, 2020 NAVBO Meeting

Related Experience:
Co-director, Research Training in Respiratory Biology (T32 HL007605), The University of Chicago
Associate director, Physician Scientist Development Program, The University of Chicago
Faculty Advisory Committee, Biological Sciences Division, The University of Chicago
Elected Fellow, American Heart Association
Elected Fellow, The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering