Dr. Yan is a technology transfer veteran who has spent the past 24 years working with innovators, investors, industry partners and other stakeholders to advance the commercialization of university research at the University of Miami, University of Florida, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and currently serves as associate vice president and director of the Office of Technology Management at the Pennsylvania State University. She was the director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Miami from 2017 till 2022. During her tenure, the University of Miami generated record levels of licensing revenue. Her work experience also includes serving as associate vice-president for licensing and legal counsel for a publicly traded biotech company.
Dr. Yan is an active member of the Association of University Technology Managers (“AUTM”). She served on the Membership Committee and a liaison to the Public Policy and Advisory Committee for the AUTM. Dr. Yan earned her PhD from the University of Florida, a JD from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and is a member of the New York Bar.