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Ying Tian, PhD

Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Sciences
Associate Professor, Aging + Cardiovascular Discovery Center (ACDC)
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Inflammation

Ying Tian
Contact Information

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About Me

Research Interests

The main research focus of our laboratory is the field of tissue development and regenerative medicine. Specifically, our group studies lung epithelium and cardiac myocyte. Using cell and animal models, our research goal is to apply our understanding of lung and heart development towards regenerative approaches to lung and heart diseases.

Current projects:

  • Studying the signaling pathways that modulate activation and differentiation of alveolar epithelial progenitor cell to repair lung tissue.
  • Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac muscle growth and finding new pathways that can promote cardiac myocyte to proliferate.
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • PhD, Physiology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • MS, Cell Biology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2002
  • BS, Biology, Henan University, China, 1999


  • Basic Science Council
  • American Heart Association

Digital Bibliography

View PubMed Publications

Ying Tian, Edward E. Morrisey (2012) Importance of myocyte-nonmyocyte interactions in cardiac development and disease. (Circulation Research, 2012, 110: 1023-1034).

Ying Tian, Ethan D. Cohen, Edward E. Morrisey (2010) The importance of Wnt signaling in cardiovascular development. (Pediatric Cardiology, 2010,31: 341-348).

Ethan D. Cohen, Ying Tian, Edward E. Morrisey (2008) Wnt Signaling: an essential regulator of cardiovascular differentiation, morphogenesis and progenitor self-renewal (Development, 2008, 135: 789-798).