Yan Laboratory
Molecular
Exercise Physiology

Center for Skeletal Muscle Research
Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Virginia School of Medicine
409 Lane Road, MR4 - 6041A
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: 434-982-4477
Fax: 434-982-3139
E-mail:
zhen.yan@virginia.edu

News

Jul. 1, 2017---Dr. Yan is promoted to Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics.

Mar. 27, 2017---The Yan Lab received new funding from UVA-AZ Research Alliance on "Small molecule screen in MitoTimer flies and mice for diabetic cardiomyopathy".

Mar. 18, 2017---Dr. Yan led an international team with 4 UVA faculty to have a "Healthspan" session at Boao Forum of Biological Sciences in China

Mar. 17, 2017---A new manuscript from the Yan Lab accepted by American Journal of Physiology:Cell Physiology on mitophagy for functional muscle regeneration (First author Dr. Jarrod Call).

Feb. 22, 2017---Dr. Yan gave a Formal Research Seminar entitled:"Exercise-induced mitophagy in skeletal muscle adaptation" at Buck Institute

Feb. 22, 2017---The Yan Lab received new funding from UVA Cancer Center and Public Health (CCPH) for "Combined Endurance and Resistance Exercise on Ovarian Cancer Prevention in Mice"

Jan. 1, 2017---The Yan Lab received new funding from FARA for his research on "Endurance and resistance exercise mitigates Friedreich's ataxia".

Oct. 26, 2016---Dr. Yan presented "Multifaceted interventions for cardiometabolic health" at Oman-UVA symposium featuring "Fostering Health Across the Lifespan: Shared Lessons and Opportunities in Oman and the U.S".

Oct. 3, 2016---Dr. Yan presented "Removal of damaged mitochondria by mitophagy is critical for skeletal muscle remodeling" at Stem Cell and Regeneration 2016 Fall Seminar Series at Cell Biology at UVA.

Sept. 22, 2016---Dr. Yan delivered a talk at The Saltin Symposium on Exercise and Integrative Physiology by Novo Nordisk Foundation in Copenhagen.

Sept. 16, 2016---Yan Lab filed a patent entitled:"Animal Voluntary Weight Lifting Cage Apparatus and Related Methods Thereof".

Sept. 11, 2016---Yan Lab received Blue Flame Award for more than 100 requests for out plasmid deposited at Addgene

Aug. 26, 2016---Dr. Zhao received Young Investigator Abstract award from FARA to present his work at the 9th Annual Friedreich's Ataxia Symposium in Philadelphia.

Jun. 27, 2016---Dr. Yan spoke at August Krogh Club Symposium in Copenhagen.

Jun. 2, 2016---Dr. Yan spoke at ACSM's 63rd Annual Meeting and 7th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Energy Balance in Boston.

Mar. 8, 2016---Dr. Yan featured on the UVA Health Systen Facebook page.

Feb. 18-19, 2016---Dr. Yan co-chaired NIH CMAD study section in San Francisco.

Jan. 11, 2016---Dr. Yan interviewed by UVA Health System.

Jan. 7, 2016---Dr. Yan spoke at Westminster Canterbury on "'Be active and live healthy-Never too early and never too late".

Dec. 21, 2015---Dr. Yan's proposal for UVA Healthspan Institute has been selected by the Provost's office for a full proposal.

Dec. 14, 2015----Yan Lab Christmas Party at Yan Residence

Dec. 1, 2015----Dr. Yan spoke at Australian Physiological Society 2015 in Hobart, Tasmania

Nov. 75, 2015----Dr. Yan visited and presented at Institute of Sports, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) in Melbourne.

Nov. 25, 2015----Dr. Yan visited and presented at University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Nov. 2, 2015----Yan Lab hiking at Spy Rock.

Oct. 23, 2015----Dr. Yan presented at The 6th International Conference on Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015 in Taiwan. Dr. Drake presented a poster at the meeting.

Oct. 14, 2015----Congratulations to Dr. Josh Drake for receving ADA Post-Doctoral Fellowship and high impact score on NIH T32 Grant!!

Sept. 24, 2015----Drs. Drake and Yan spoke at UVA One-Day Microscopy Symposium.

Sep 14, 2015----Dr. Josh Drake and Ms. Becky Wilson publised a review article in FASEB J about mitochondrial adapation to exercise.

Sept. 9, 2015----Dr. Yan addressed at the closing ceremony of the 16th International Biochemistry of Exercise Conference (IBEC) in Sao Paulo, Brazil and announced that the 17th IBEC will be held in 2018 in Beijing.

Jun. 17, 2015----Dr. Yan visited Bei Pang Rehabilitation Hospital, Suzhou, China

Jun. 15, 2015----Dr. Yan visited Dalian Medical University and the First Affliated Hospital in Dalian, China

Jun. 12, 2015----Farewell lunch for Dr. Rhianna Laker, Charlottesville

Jun. 11, 2015----Dr. Yan invited to speak at Integrative Medicine: Physical Activity is a Core Tip, Busan, South Korea

Jun. 1, 2015----Farewell hiking trip at Sugar Hollow for Dr. Rhianna Laker, Charlottesville

May 30, 2015----Dr. Yan invited to speak at ACSM's 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue, San Diego

Apr. 15, 2015----Dr. Yan visited Chinese National Research Institute of Sports Science, Beijing, China

Apr. 13, 2015----Dr. Yan invited to speak at Qinghai University School of Medicine, Xining, China

Apr. 5, 2015----Dr. Yan visited Dalian Medical University and the First Affliated Hospital in Dalian, China

Apr. 5, 2015----Dr. Yan received an R01 grant from NIH/NIGMS to study muscle-derived EcSOD in protection against multple organ dysfunction syndrome.

Apr. 4, 2015----Dr. Yan invited to speak at 2015 SNUCRI Cancer Symposium at Gqangju, South Korea

Feb.24, 2015---News release of Dr. Call's paper on muscle-derived EcSOD in preventing diabetic cardiomyopathy in Circulation:Heart Failure. Media coverage: UVAToday, NBC29, EurekAlert, Augusta Free Press, MyInforms.com, A1Parkistan, EndocrinologyAdvisor, CommonHealth, Me vs. Diabetes, MDLinx, Fitness Seed, MassLegalServices, BrightSurf.com, MedicalXpress, ScienceDaily, UVA Health,

Feb. 1, 2015---Dr. Yan showed support for Bill Ramsey's Marathon handcycling event at Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend in Florida

Jan. 31, 2015---Dr. Yan ran 5K at Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend in Florida

Jan. 22, 2015---Dr. Xiaobin Chen leaves the lab for China. Have a safe trip back home!!

Jan. 13, 2015---Matthew Borkowski from Aurora Scientific set up in vivo contractility system

Jan. 1, 2015----Dr. Yan and Dr. Zhang run Charlottesville New Year's Day 5K

2014
Dec. 21, 2014----UVA-DMU Alliance Christmas Party at Yan Residence

Dec. 18, 2014----Yan Lab Christmas Party at Yan Residence

Dec. 15, 2014----Yan Lab research featured in the latest issue of Innovation of UVA Health System

Dec. 4, 2014----Dr. Call publishes a paper on muscle-derived EcSOD in preventing diabetic cardiomyopathy in Circulation:Heart Failure.

Dec. 2, 2014---Dr. Yan speaks at UVA Department of Pathology Seminar Series.

Nov. 30, 2014----Dr. Yan received funding from FARA to study the impact of exercise on mitochondria and muscle function.

Nov. 19, 2014----Dr. Yan invited to speak at Overseas Research Forum at Jiangsu University in Zhenjiang, China

Nov. 16, 2014----Dr. Yan co-chaired with Dr. Li Li Ji a session on "Cellular Mechanism of Disease and Aging" at the 5th International Conference on Nutrition and Physical Activity on Aging, Obesity and Cancer in Xi'an, China

Nov. 11-14, 2014----Dr. Yan visited Dalian Medical University and the First Affliated Hospital in Dalian, China

Oct. 1, 2104----Dr. Laker received Robert Haynes Award at UVA Pharmacology Annual Retreat.

Sept. 19, 2014----Dr. Yan chaired a session on "Mitochondrial Quality Control in Skeletal Muscle" at ACSM Conference on Integrative Physiology of Exercise in Miami.

Jun. 14, 2014----Dr. Yan invited to speak at a symposium entitled “Cellular Autophagy and Metabolism” at ADA 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.

May 29, 2014----Dr. Saucerman and Dr. Yan received Thelma R. Swortzel Collaborative Research Award to develop tools for diagnosing mitochondrial disease.

May 28, 2014----Ms. Wilson and Dr. Laker received fellowship grants from American Heart Association.

Apr. 15, 2014----Dr. Laker received the 2013 Robert M. Berne CVRC Outstanding Trainee Award. Congratulations!

Apr. 13, 2014---Dr. Yan visits Dalian Medical University and is invovled in estabolishing the Cardiovascular Research Center.

Apr. 12, 2014---Dr. Yan travels to Seoul to launch Asian Society of Exercise Science (ASES).

Mar. 18, 2014---Drs. Laker and Xu published a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry about a novel mitochondrial reporter gene in vivo.

Mar. 10, 2014---Dr. Yan on a radio talk show "Live Well" at 1070 WINA

Mar. 7, 2014---Dr. Yan invited to speak at the 13th Biennial Conference "Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease" in Florida

Feb. 10, 2014---Dr. Okutsu et al. published EcSOD and cardiac cachexia at Circulation:Heart Failure.

Jan. 20, 2014---Drs. Laker and Yan interview by NBC29.

Jan. 15, 2014---Dr. Laker published a paper in Diabetes describing positive epigenetic impacts of maternal exercise to the offspring.

2013
Nov. 15, 2013---Dr. Yan invited to speak at the 2nd August Krogh Symposium in Copenhagen.

Sept. 24, 2013---Dr. Yan interviewed by 1070 WINA for the findings of additional benefits of exercise.

July 15, 2013---Dr. Yan invited to speak at FASEB SRC Glucose transport: Gateway for metabolic systems biology at Snowmass, Colorado

Jun. 17, 2013---Drs. Greene and Lira secured tenure track positions at University of Arkansas and University of Iowa, respectively.

Jun. 1, 2013---Dr. Yan invited to speak at 60th ACSM 2013 Annual Meeting at Indianapolis, Indiana

May 13-15, 2013---Dr. Yan and other faculty of UVA visit Dalian Medical University in Dalian, China

Feb. 13, 2013---Dr. Laker receives the 2013 Endocrinology and Metabolism Section Research Recognition Award for the work on a novel mitochondrial reporter gene with Dr. Xu as co-first author

2012
Dec. 12, 2012---Dr. Yan norminated to member of the International Research Group on Biochemistry of Exercise at the 15th International Biochemistry of Exercise Conference in Stockholm

Dec. 7, 2012---Drs. Greene, Okutsu and Yan co-authored a paper in Cell

Nov. 16, 2012---Dr. Yan is actively involved in the Asian Society of Exercise Science (ASES) (tentative)

Nov. 16, 2012---Dr. Laker won best oral presentation, and Drs. Okutsu, Laker and Lira won best poster presentation at the UVa Muscle Club Inaugural Muscle Research Symposium

Nov. 9, 2012---Drs. Lira and Laker won Runners-up award for poster presentation at Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center 20th Anniversary Symposium