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Yang Yang

  • Assistant Professor
Within the last two decades, three highly pathogenic human coronaviruses have emerged and caused global economic and public health crises. The Yang Lab strives to elucidate the structures and dynamics of the coronavirus replication-transcription machinery and how they are modulated by various viral and host factors. Through the integration of structural, biochemical, cell biological, and computational approaches, we are revealing the mechanisms and regulation of SARS-CoV-2 RNA synthesis and developing antivirals to battle COVID-19 and potential outbreaks of deadly coronaviruses in the future.

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3116 Molecular Biology Building
2437 Pammel Dr
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  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Fang Li Lab), 2010–2015
  • Postdoc, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University/HHMI (Thomas Steitz and Ronald Breaker Labs), 2015–2020