Dr. Wei Yan is Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Senior Investigator at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Yan received his MD from China Medical University in 1990 and PhD from University of Turku, Finland in 2000. After finishing his post-doc training at Baylor College of Medicine, he started his own lab at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he rose through the ranks and eventually became the University Foundation Professor, the highest honor the University bestows upon its faculty. In 2020, Dr. Yan joined The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA to direct the newly established National Center for Male Reproductive Epigenomics. Dr. Yan works on genetic and epigenetic control of fertility, as well as epigenetic contribution of gametes to fertilization, early embryonic development, and adulthood health. Dr. Yan has so far published >150 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters in high-impact journals with >11,500 citations. Dr. Yan has received numerous academic awards, including 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, the 2017 University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Researcher Award, the 2018 SSR Research Award and the 2020 Nevada System of Higher Education Research Award. Dr. Yan was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2017. He was named the 2023 SSR Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Yan served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Biology of Reproduction (2017-2021), the official journal of the SSR.