Yan Cao, PhD

TitleSenior Program Manager
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Stanford University, StanfordPostdoc08/1998Neurobiology
    University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPhD6/1995Pharmacology/Neuroscience
    Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China6/1989Medicine
    Peking University, Beijing, China1/1987Pre-Medicine

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    Yan Cao, PhD, currently serves as Program Director in Catalyst, UCSF Innovation Ventures, managing diagnostics and digital health tracks. She is also leading the development effort on a case-study based entrepreneurship curriculum for translational scientists and clinicians. Before joined UCSF in 2016, Yan was Senior Director of portfolio and program management at Invitae Corporation [https://www.invitae.com/en/], a genetic testing diagnostic company in San Francisco. Yan’s twenty-year career in biotech spans a broad spectrum with a proven track record in leading R&D, operations and commercial organizations to develop and commercialize genetic and genomics products and services. Yan holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her postdoctoral training in Neurobiology with Dr. Lubert Stryer at Stanford University.

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