Yingzi Yang (杨英姿), Ph.D.
Research Interests: developmental biology, genetic diseases, mouse genetics, Wnt signaling, Hedgehog signaling, Hippo signaling, liver tumor, tumor microenvironment, alcoholic hepatitis Mammalian Developmental Biology
Dr. Yingzi Yang completed her B.S. degree from the Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She received her research training in the U.S. and studied Wnt and Hedgehog signaling in early limb patterning under the guidance of Dr. Lee Niswander at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, where she was awarded her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology by the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in mammalian developmental biology and genetics in the laboratory of Dr. Andy McMahon at Harvard University, she joined the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) as a tenure–track investigator in 2000 and adventured into the field of skeletal biology. She received tenure at NHGRI in 2006 and was head of the Developmental Genetics Section and a senior investigator of NHGRI. She was recruited by HSDM as Professor of Developmental Biology in 2014.