Yan Jiang, O.D., Ph.D.

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Jiang is an optometrist scientist who is interested in comprehensive eye care and ocular disease treatment, refraction, and contact lens fitting. Dr. Jiang has investigated the roles of Thyroid Hormone Nuclear Receptor Beta 1 in the development of retinal vasculature and established cell lines from human retinoblastoma tumors for exploring genesis in retinoblastoma. In addition, Dr. Jiang has studied the molecular basis of strabismus and addressed the polymorphisms in the ARIX and PHOX2B genes that correlate with congenital superior oblique muscle palsy.

Education

1989: M.D., Clinical Medicine, Yanbian University College of Medicine, China

2001: Ph.D., Ophthalmology and Cell Chemistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama City, Japan

2010: O.D., New England College of Optometry

Postgraduate Training

2005: Research Fellowship, Ophthalmology and Cell Chemistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama City, Japan

2008: Research Fellowship, Howe Laboratory Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

2013-present: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

2013-present: American Optometric Association

2013-present: Massachusetts Society of Optometrists

Honors

2015: The Nathaniel Bowditch Award, Mass. General Hospital



Publications

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

ARIX and PHOX2B gene polymorphisms in patients with congenital superior oblique muscle palsy. Jiang Y, Matsuo T, Fujiwara H, Hasebe S, Ohtsuki H, Yasuda T. Acta Medica Okayama. 2005;59(2):55-62.

ARIX gene polymorphisms in patients with congenital superior oblique muscle palsy. Jiang Y, Matsuo T, Fujiwara H, Hasebe S, Ohtsuki H, Yasuda T.British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2004;88(2):263-267.

A bilateral case of epithelioid cell granuloma of the lacrimal gland. Furuta M, Jiang Y, Yago K, Kato K, Hara Y, Hojo H. Japanese Review of Clinical Ophthalmology. 2002;96(3):347-350.

A survey of eye injuries in Yanbian region (535 Cases Report).Pei S, Jiang Y, et al. Journal of Injuries and Occupational Diseases of the Eye with Ophthalmic Surgeries.1998;6:585.

The application of paracentesis in the anterior chamber during the suture of corneal laceration. Xu Y, Jiang Y, et al. Journal of Medical Science of Yanbian University. 1998; 3:187.

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