Dr. Wei Yan (M.D. & Ph.D.) is University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor and Director for Single Cell Genomics & Genome Editing Core Labs at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Yan received his MD from China Medical University in 1990 and PhD from University of Turku, Finland in 2000. After post-doc training at Baylor College of Medicine, he started his independent research as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2004. He is currently Professor of Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology. He received the 2009 Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Young Investigator Award, the 2012 American Society of Andrology (ASA) Young Andrologist Award, the 2013 Nevada Healthcare Hero Award for Research and Technology and the 2017 University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Researcher Award. In May 2016, Dr. Yan was named the University of Nevada Reno Foundation Professor, the highest honor the University bestows upon its faculty. In 2017, Dr. Yan was elected as a AAAS Fellow. Dr. Yan is Editor-in-Chief of Biology of Reproduction, the official journal of the SSR. He has published >110 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters with >5,700 citations. His lab works on genetics and epigenetics in fertility control, and epigenetic contribution of gametes to fertilization, early embryonic development and adulthood health.