Hang Yin

Yin, Hang

Member of the Center for Molecular Medicine
The research in Yin laboratory focuses on adult stem cell populations in skeletal muscle and adipose tissues. We use molecular genetic tools, and small molecule compounds to identify therapeutic targets/agents for skeletal muscle atrophy, injury, muscular dystrophies, obesity and type 2 diabetes. My laboratory uses various transgenic mouse models and primary cell cultures to understand gene functions and to model human diseases. We are particularly interested in characterizing functions of metabolism-related genes, epigenetic/chromatin factors, RNA-binding factors and non-coding RNAs in controlling adult stem cell behaviors (lineage determination, proliferation, differentiation, etc.). Yin Lab Website