Dr. Zhen Yan Given Distinguished Researcher Award – Congratulations!!

Zhen Yan is a professor of medicine whose research focuses on cardiovascular biology, metabolism, molecular pharmacology and physiology. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Zhen Yan works on the fundamental signaling processes in muscle, in order to determine its potential to maintain health and prevent muscle from being a contributor to disease.

After discovering that endurance exercise improves mitochondrial function by clearing damaged or dysfunctional mitochondria, he has extended his research on the impact of regular exercise on health.

With a recent project funded by the National Institutes of Health, Yan has put “UVA on the national map of the most advanced exercise research with excellent opportunities for collaborations on this important topic,” R. Sanders Williams, interim vice president for research and innovation at Duke University, said.
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