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Yan Lily Yan
Associate Professor
Ph.D. M.D., Ph.D. in Physiology, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan 2000
Bachelors China Medical University, Shenyang, China 1993
Primary Program: Behavioral Neuroscience
108 Giltner
(517) 432-8189

Related Research Websites
Yan Lab We are interested in the neural mechanisms through which environmental factors i.e. ambient light modulates emotional and cognitive process in diurnal species.
MSU Rhythms Research Group The Rhythms Research Group at Michigan State University is a collection of Neuroscientists who share research interests, lab equipment and techniques. Members of the group benefit from their frequent interations and close collaborations. Our research focuses on the processes and mechanisms of biological rhythms of mammals.

Research Publications    
2013Leach G, Ramanathan C, Langel J, Yan L. Responses of brain and behavior to changing day-lengths in the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). Neuroscience (2013) Epub Jan 10.
2013Leach G, Adidharma W, Yan L. Depression-like responses induced by daytime light deficiency in the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). PLOS ONE, in press
2012Adidharma W, Leach G, Yan L. Orexinergic signaling mediates light-induced neuronal activation in the dorsal raphe nucleus. Neuroscience. 220: 201-7 (2012).
2012Kott J, Leach G, Yan L. Direction-dependent effects of chronic "jet-lag" on hippocampal neurogenesis. Neurosci Lett. 515:177-80 (2012).
2011Yan L. Structural and functional changes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus following chronic circadian rhythm perturbation. Neuroscience, 2011, 183: 99-107.
2010Yan L. Expression of clock genes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus: effect of environmental lighting conditions. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2009 Dec;10(4):301-10.
2010Shuboni D, Yan L. Nighttime dim light exposure alters the responses of the circadian system. Neuroscience. 2010 Nov 10;170(4):1172-8.
2009Ramanathan C, Campbell A, Tomczak A, Nunez AA, Smale L, Yan L. Compartmentalized expression of light-induced clock genes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). Neuroscience. 2009 Jul 21;161(4):960-9.