Dr Sean Yan is an expert in muscle physiology and biochemistry. His research mainly focuses on nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle interventions in health and disease, with the aim to improve exercise performance and health outcomes.
Sean completed a Bachelor degree in China before moving to the United States for his postgraduate studies.
In 2012, Dr Yan was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the American Diabetes Association, working as a research fellow with Associate Professor Laurie Goodyear at Joslin Diabetes Centre, Harvard Medical School.
In 2013, Dr Yan was awarded the Victoria University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and relocated to Australia. Dr Yan accepted a Lecturer position from the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2019.
Dr Yan contributes to undergraduate teaching in Biomedical Science, and supervises honours, masters (minor thesis) and PhD students in his area of research expertise.