Yibin Kang, PhD

Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology

Princeton University

Email: ykang@princeton.edu

 

Biography

Yibin Kang is a Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and an Associate Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Fudan University in Shanghai in 1995. After completing his graduate study at Duke in 2000 and postdoctoral training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Kang joined the faculty of Princeton University as an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in 2004. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2010 and to Endowed Chair Full Professor in 2012. Dr. Kang has served as the President of the Metastasis Research Society (2016-2018), Chair of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Tumor Microenvironment Working Group (2018-2019) and President of Chinese Biological Investigator Society (2018-2020).

Dr. Kang’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis. He has published over 150 original articles in leading journals including Science, Cancer Cell, and Nature Medicine. Dr. Kang’s outstanding achievements have been recognized by many prestigious awards, including the 2011 Vicek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Sciences (2011), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award for Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research (2012), and the AACR Outstanding Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research (2014).