Employee Spotlights


Lianying Yan 

Title: Senior Research Assistant  
Organization: USU 

Years with HJF: 17 years 


Linda is a key member of the research teams in the Broder lab, which is funded by NIAID-NIH, DTRA and CEPI (The Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations), who consistently exceeds the highest expectations and always offers to help others whenever needed. She has been integral in the advancement of multiple research projects, including the development of recombinant viral glycoproteins and monoclonal antibodies that have facilitated cutting edge monoclonal antibody therapy and vaccine development programs against Nipah virus and Hendra virus, which are two emerging priority viruses.  

Throughout her tenure, Linda has trained numerous graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, staff scientists and even faculty members in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques and procedures. Linda’s expertise and dedication are rivaled only by her compassion for fellow staff members. Indeed, on a recent capacity-building and training project at the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Clinical Center in Bangkok, Linda quickly formed friendships with the post-docs, students and staff being trained and was critical to the program’s success. Linda is a consummate team player and through her actions exemplifies the dedication and rigor that is key to scientific research. 

– submitted by Roselyne Sang 


A Conversation with Lianying 

What do you love most about your work? 
I love having the opportunity as well as rising to the challenge of developing a vaccine for curing diseases and enhancing human life quality.  

What book have you recently enjoyed? 
“The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less” by Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor. 

What are you passionate about? 
I’m passionate about my judgement and decisions both being absolutely as accurate as possible.  


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