Associate Vice President, Translational Health Sciences
Chief, Division of Translational Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
MD: Suzhou Medical College, Suzhou, China, 1983
PhD: Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, 1993
As a physician-scientist, Dr. Yuan’s research interests include pulmonary vascular pathophysiology and pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease, including idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, obstructive sleep apnea, sickle cell disease and scleroderma.
Kumar, S., Sun, X., Noonepalle, S. K., Lu, Q., Zemskov, E., Wang, T., Aggarwal, S., Gross, C., Sharma, S., Desai, A. A., Hou, Y., Dasarathy, S., Qu, N., Reddy, V., Lee, S. G., Cherian-Shaw, M., Yuan, J. X., Catravas, J. D., Rafikov, R., , Garcia, J. G., et al. (2017). Hyper-activation of pp60(Src) limits nitric oxide signaling by increasing asymmetric dimethylarginine levels during acute lung injury. Free radical biology & medicine, 102, 217-228.
Boehme, J., Sun, X., Tormos, K. V., Gong, W., Kellner, M., Datar, S. A., Kameny, R. J., Yuan, J. X., Raff, G. W., Fineman, J. R., Black, S. M., & Maltepe, E. (2016). Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell hyperproliferation and metabolic shift triggered by pulmonary overcirculation. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 311(4), H944-H957.
Rafikova, O., Meadows, M. L., Kinchen, J. M., Mohney, R. P., Maltepe, E., Desai, A. A., Yuan, J. X., Garcia, J. G., Fineman, J. R., Rafikov, R., & Black, S. M. (2016). Metabolic Changes Precede the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension in the Monocrotaline Exposed Rat Lung. PloS one, 11(3), e0150480.
Nadia Ingabire, 2016: "Role of the Transcription Factor Snai1 and Snai2 in Endothelial to Mesenchymal Transition?"
Ciara Lugo, 2016: "Effect of Ethnicity on Pulmonary Hypertension"
Charles Henderson, Tuba City High School, 2016
Rodrigo Villarreal Hernandez, Tucson High School, 2016
Mario Ibarra, Amphitheater High School, 2017