Dr. Yan Yin received her doctorate in medicine from Liaoning Medical University, China, in 2002, and Ph.D. in Internal Medicine from Dalian Medical University, China, in 2014. In 2008, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at Dalian Medical University. She became Associate Professor in Department of Neurology at The Second Hospital of Dalian Medical University, China, in 2013. She started the postdoctoral training in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.
Her current research interests are the development of treatments for stroke and Parkinsonís disease (especially the stem-cell-based treatment), and autophagy pathway in traumatic brain injury (mechanisms and drug treatment).