2020 AACBS Annual General Meeting and Scientific Meeting will be hosted online in September 2020. Stay tuned!                        


Prof. Hongyuan (Rob) Yang

Professor Hongyuan (Rob) Yang  

Professor & NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (2014-2018)

Telephone: (+61 2) 9385 8133

Fax: (+61 2) 9385 1483


• Bachelor of Medicine (1993), Peking University, Beijing
• PhD (1998), Columbia University, New York, USA Professional Experience
• 2013-current: Professor, School of BABS and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow B
• 2010-2013: Inaugural ARC Future Fellow
• 2009-2012: Associate Professor, School of BABS
• 2007-2008: Senior Lecturer, School of BABS, UNSW
• 1999-2007: Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore
• 1999 (April-July): Visiting Fellow, Harvard University


Research Interests and Contribution
My long-term research interests focus on two fundamental yet emerging areas in cell and medical biology:
1. Intracellular cholesterol sorting and transport, and its role in heart and neurodegenerative diseases.
2. The biogenesis and dynamics of lipid droplets, adipocyte development, obesity and diabetes.