Fudan University - China (1999), Microbiology
Graduate School
University of Texas at Austin (2006), Molecular Biology

Research Interest

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Glycoimmunology
  • HIV pathogenesis
  • innate immunity
  • Retrovirology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Safeguard against DNA sensing: the role of TREX1 in HIV-1 infection and autoimmune diseases.
Hasan M, Yan N Front Microbiol 2014 5 193
Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase is an innate immune sensor of HIV and other retroviruses.
Gao D, Wu J, Wu YT, Du F, Aroh C, Yan N, Sun L, Chen ZJ Science 2013 Aug 341 6148 903-6
SAMHD1 does it again, now in resting T cells.
Yan N, Lieberman J Nat. Med. 2012 Nov 18 11 1611-2
Intrinsic antiviral immunity.
Yan N, Chen ZJ Nat. Immunol. 2012 Mar 13 3 214-22
HIV DNA is heavily uracilated, which protects it from autointegration.
Yan N, O'Day E, Wheeler LA, Engelman A, Lieberman J Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2011 May 108 22 9244-9
Gaining a foothold: how HIV avoids innate immune recognition.
Yan N, Lieberman J Curr. Opin. Immunol. 2011 Feb 23 1 21-8

Honors & Awards

  • Burroughs Wellcome PATH Investigator
  • Endowed Scholar Award, UTSW
  • NIAID Career Development Award
  • Young Investigator Award, CORI
  • Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Scholar Award