About Dr. Yang: Professor, Hematopathology
Dr. Li-Jun Yang was recruited to the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida as an assistant professor in 2001. She was promoted to associate professor in July 2006 and promoted to professor in July 2014.
Dr. Yang teaches medical and dental students systemic pathology, topics of hematologic malignancies in hematopathology and clinical case studies. She also gives a series of lectures to pathology residents on topics, such as:
- Lymphocyte development and benign lymphadenopathy;
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
- Acute leukemia; and
- Molecular diagnosis in leukemia and lymphoma.
In addition to educating her students with informative formal lectures, Dr. Yang also supervises postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, clinical fellows, and summer research students on how to effectively perform biomedical and clinical research studies.
After earning her M.D. and M.S. degrees from Beijing Medical University in China, Dr. Yang carried out her postdoctoral research in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she later held appointments as a research assistant professor and an adjunct assistant professor. Dr. Yang received anatomic pathology residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; clinical pathology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine; and subspecialty fellowship training in hematopathology at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. In 2000, she was certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical Pathology and later certified in her subspecialty by the Board in Hematopathology in 2001.