Yong-Gang Yao, Ph.D., Professor
Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kunming, Yunnan, China 650223
Tel: 86-871-5180085 (office); 86-871-68125441 (lab)
Fax: 86-871-5180085
E-mail: yaoyg@mail.kiz.ac.cn or ygyaozh@yahoo.com
Education and Professional Appointments:
2007.12 -Present: Principal Investigator, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2004.10 -2008.01: Visiting Fellow, Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
2003.02 -2004.09: Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1997.09 -2003.01: Ph. D., Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2001.05 -2001.08: Visiting Scholar, Fachbereich Mathematik, University Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
1997.09 -1998.07: Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
1993.09 -1997.07: B.S., Department of Biology, Anhui Normal University
Honors and Awards:
2014: Award for Science and Technology Advancement of Yunnan Province (second class)
          Awardees: Yong-Gang Yao, A-Mei Zhang, Dandan Yu, Rui Bi
          project title: Genetic susceptibility of LHON

2012: Zhuliyuehua Award for Outstanding Teachers of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010: Award for Distinguished Expert with Outstanding Contribution to Yunnan Province

2009: State Class Persons of National New Century Talents Award

2006: State Natural Science Award of China (Second class)
          Awardees: Ya-Ping Zhang, Yong-Gang Yao, Qing-Peng Kong, Yuan-Chun Ding, Chang Sun
          Project title: Mitochondrial genome diversity and population history of East Asia
2005: The top 100 Ph.D. thesis of China. 
          Thesis title: Demographic History of the Chinese Ethnic Groups: a Mitochondrial DNA Perspective
2002: Special President Scholarship for postgraduate students of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professional activities:
Editor-in-Chief, Zoological Research (http://www.zoores.ac.cn/EN/volumn/current.shtml, 2012.08 -)
Associate Editor, Journal of Human Genetics (http://www.nature.com/jhg/index.html, 2011.01 -)
Associate Editor, Science Bulletin (http://engine.scichina.com/publisher/scp/journal/SB, 2015.08 - 2017.12)
Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer¡¯s Disease (https://www.j-alz.com/, 2018.01 - 2018.12)
Academic Editor, PLoS ONE (http://www.plosone.org/home.action, 2012.01-)
Receiving Editor, Infection, Genetics and Evolution(http://www.journals.elsevier.com/infection-genetics-and-evolution, 2012.08 -)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Genetics and Genomics (http://www.jgenetgenomics.org/EN/volumn/home.shtml, 2010.01 - )
Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (http://www.nature.com/srep/, 2016.08 - )
Editorial Board Member, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (https://link.springer.com/journal/10571, 2018.11 -)