Yishi Jin, Ph.D.

University of California San Diego
Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Yishi Jin completed her undergraduate education in Peking University, China.  She received PhD in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley, under the mentorship of Professor Kathryn Anderson, and conducted her postdoctoral research in the lab of Professor H. Robert Horvitz at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She is now a Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology, in the Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, and holds the Junior Seau Endowed Faculty Chair for Traumatic Injury.  Her research focuses on fundamental mechanisms in synapse formation and function, as well as axon injury response.  She has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, HHMI Investigator Award, and NIH Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award.  She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.