Yan Jiang, MD PhD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Dr. Jiang serves as Instructor in the Researcher/Educator Track and as a faculty member in the Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics. In her new role, she will collaborate primarily with the Friedman Brain Institute and the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurobiology.
Her research interests involve genome-wide mapping of epigenetic information in cortical interneurons from both normal and diseased brains. Dr. Jiang is also investigating epigenetic influences on brain functions in patients suffering from mood disorders, with a focus on the molecular biology of major depression.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Jiang earned her doctorate degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the laboratory of Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD. Her thesis work involved studying a chromatin remodeling protein Setdb1 histone methytransferase, which partially inhibits NR2B containing NMDA receptor function and mediates antidepressant-like effects in the transgenic mouse model for depression. In 2010, she was granted a Young Investigator Award from National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.