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Department: Science and Technology
Title: Assistant Professor
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- Ph.D. in Geology and Paleobotany, College of Earth Resources, University of Idaho, 1993
- M.S. in Botany and Paleobotany, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), 1988
- B.S. in Earth Science, with honors, Wuhan College, P.R. China, 1985
Academic Interests: Using DNA from archeological and paleontological material to address evolutionary questions, ranging from systematic to
evolutionary rate; modern DNA and evolutionary paleobiology; molecular response to mammalian species living under extreme conditions; physical
environment and endangered species in China.
- General Science: Learning Science from Nobel Prize Research
- Environmental Studies in China
- Earth Science
- General Biology
- Physical Geology
- Sloan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biology and Evolution, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, 1993-95.
- Visiting Professor, Molecular Evolution Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences
(Wuhan), P. R. China.
- Principal investigator on tong-term research grant from China Bridges International for research on endangered species in China.
- Co-Chair and invited keynote speaker on "Symposium on Molecular and Biochemical Methods in Paleobotany" for the VI Conference of
International Organization of Paleobotany.
- Recipient of 2000 Bryant College Merit Award.
- Yang, H., Hewett-Emmett, D., and Tashian,R.E. (2000) Carbonic anhydrase II deficiency in the red cells of the Beluga whale and llama:
Implications for adaptation to oxygen stress. Biochemical Genetics, vol. 37 (in press).
- Yang, H., and Jin, J. (2000) Phytogeographic history and evolutionary stasis of Metasequoia: geological and genetic data contrasted. Special
Contribution to VI Conference of International Organization of Paleobotany (in press).
- Yang, H. (1999) From fossils to molecules: the Metasequoia tale continues. Arnoldia - Magazine of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard
- Yang, H., Nevo, E., and Tashian, R.E (1998) Unexpected expression of carbonic anhydrase I and selenium binding protein as the only major
non-heme proteins in erythrocytes of the subterranean mole rat (Spalax
ehrenbergi). FEBS Letters 430:343-347.
- Yang, H. (1997) Successful collaboration. (Letter to Science) Science 276:1173 (full content is available at
For more information, see Professor Yang's web