Penn Dental Medicine

Departments & Faculty

Yan Yuan, PhD

Department of Microbiology


  • Shandong University: BSc (Microbiology), 1978-1982.
  • Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, Academia Sinica: MSc (Cell Biology), 1982-1985.

  • Baylor College of Medicine: PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), 1985-1991.
  • Yale University: Postdoctoral fellow 1991-1996.

Research Interests

Dr. Yuan’s research focuses on biology and pathogenicity of Karposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), the most common malignancy in AIDS patients. Dr. Yuan also organizes and teaches the microbial pathogenesis section in Microbiology 520.

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Yan Yuan, PhD
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030