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Vincent YangChair of Department of Medicine; President of Stony Brook Internists; Professor of Medicine, Physiology and BiophysicsGastroenterologyRenaissance School of Medicine

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Vincent Yang is an internationally renowned physician scientist with a focus on the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is also a pioneer in the cloning and characterization of Krüppel-like factors (KLFs), a group of proteins with important physiologic functions. One of the KLFs that Dr. Yang's group identified, KLF4, has gained significant attention due to its ability to convert somatic cells to induced pleuripotenti stem cells (iPSC) with remarkable therapeutic potential.


  • Fellowship and Residency, John Hopkins Hospital
  • MD, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • PhD, Princeton University