YANG Yifan

Assistant Professor

Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS)

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Research Interests
Integrative and Multidisciplinary Research on 1) Plasticity and Adaptive Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle to Exercise, Ageing, Diseases, and Muscle Disuse and Unloading, and 2) Metabolism and Sports Nutrition

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    • Assistant Professor
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    Short Bio

    Dr. Yang’s research expertise ranges from whole-body to cellular physiological measurements including gene expression and stable isotope infusion. She has worked with young and old (≥ 90 y) men and women of varying fitness levels including world-class athletes. She has presented at international conferences such as Experimental Biology, and the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, Dr. Yang has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Ball State University, and University of California, Irvine. She also had several other teaching, coaching and personal training experiences. Dr. Yang had formerly represented Singapore in athletics and weightlifting. She is a member of the American Physiology Society, American College of Sports Medicine, and National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Yang is also a certified Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance, USA.

    • Postdoctoral Fellow (McMaster University, Canada, 2007-2010, Adviser: Dr. Stuart Phillips)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow (University of California, Irvine, USA, 2005-2007, Adviser: Dr. Vincent Caiozzo)
    • PhD (Ball State University, USA, 2005, Adviser: Dr. Scott Trappe)
    • MA (University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2000, Adviser: Dr. Edward Coyle)
    • BEng [Honours] (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1997)