David Yang

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA


David J. Yang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1953. He received his B.S. (pharmacy) degree in 1978 from Taipei Medical College. The Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe) awarded him a Ph.D. (medicinal chemistry) degree in 1982. From 1982 to 1985, Dr. Yang was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Pharmacology at Marshall University, West Virginia. From 1986 to 1988, Dr. Yang held a research faculty position at the University of Michigan, Division of Cyclotron/Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Facility. In 1988, Dr. Yang became an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and at The University of Houston, School of Pharmacy. In September of 1994, Dr. Yang was promoted to be Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received award for 14th Annual Winfield Evans Lecture at the 49th Annual Meeting of Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Austin, TX, in 2004. In 2007, Dr. Yang was promoted to be Professor with tenure and also appointed to be the Chief of Radiotheranostic at the Department of Cancer Systems Imaging (former: Experimental Diagnostic Imaging) at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Yang is a Guest Editor‐in‐Chief for Current Medical Imaging Review. He is an Advisory Editorial Board member for Annals of Nuclear Medicine, Recent Patents on Anti‐Cancer Drug Discovery, and the Biomedical Research International. He is a Member of the American Association of Cancer Research, American Chemical Society, Society of Nuclear Medicine, and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Biography Updated on 26 August 2014

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