Dr. Lily Jan is a Jack and DeLoris Lange Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Jan completed her undergraduate studies in physics at the National Taiwan University in 1968. She had her graduate training at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where she switched from physics to biology, and postdoctoral training at Caltech and Harvard Medical School. In 1979, Jan joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, where her lab studies the development and function of the nervous system, focusing on the function and regulation of potassium and calcium-activated chloride channels.
For her scientific contributions, Jan was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (1995), the Academia Sinica, Taiwan (1998), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007). Together with her lifelong collaborator, Yuh-Nung Jan, she received the 2017 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Visit her lab website and learn more about Jan’s research.