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Joshua Y. Yang, B.S.

Joshua Y. Yang, B.S.

Master of Translational Medicine,
Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

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  • University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, B.S. Bioengineering: Biotechnology, and B.S. General Biology, 2015
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, M.T.M. Candidate in Bioengineering, 2016
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, M.T.M. Candidate in Bioengineering, 2016
  • Sarwal Lab, Department of Surgery
  • Master of Translational Medicine, Department of Bioengineering
  • Autoimmunity
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell-free DNA

As a Master of Translational Medicine student in the Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, Joshua Yang finds his passion at the intersection between biotechnology and medicine. As an undergraduate at UC San Diego, he double majored in Bioengineering: Biotechnology and General Biology, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was a graduation speaker for the Bioengineering Department Graduation and the Jacobs School of Engineering Ring Ceremony. He participated in numerous selective research programs such as Qualcomm Insitute Scholars, Amgen Scholars, and the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) Summer Trainee Fellowship. In the UCSD School of Medicine, he conducted research on novel therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, winning national awards such as the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Now at UCSF, he has joined the Sarwal Lab as part of his capstone project. He is working on developing a noninvasive assay for early detection of kidney transplant failure.

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
  • CNIO Summer Student Laboratory Training Programme Fellowship
  • Amgen Scholars – Summer Research Scholar
  • Qualcomm Institute Undergraduate Research Summer Scholar
  • UCSD Jacobs School Scholar
  • UCSD Regents Scholar
  • Revelle College Provost Honors
  • Student Speaker for the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Ring Ceremony
  • Student Speaker for the UCSD Bioengineering Senior Graduation Celebration
  • Translational Medicine Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa UCSD Scholarship
  • Engineering World Health HealthHack Finalist
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Cenzone Tech Inc. Scholarship
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association Scholarship
  • Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
  • Point Loma Credit Union Scholarship
  • Elk's Lodge Most Valuable Student Association Finalist
  • Cox Cares Scholars Finalist
  • AXA Community Scholarship
  • California Scholarship Federation Seymour Award
  • Chinese Women's Association Scholarship
  • Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego Scholarship
  • Samsung Scholarship
  • Captain Godfrey Memorial Scholarship
  • Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Development AT&T Scholarship
  • Health Care Communicators of San Diego / AMN Healthcare Scholarship
  • Asian Business Association of San Diego Scholarship
  • National Chemistry Olympiad Finalist
  • Dr. Glen A. Livesay Science Scholarship
  • Kyoto Scholarship Semi-Finalist
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Treatment of Innate Immune Arthritis With a Toll-Like Receptor 7 Agonist Requires Type I Interferon. T. Hayashi, B. Crain, S. Yao M. Chan, H.B. Cottam, J. Yang, D.A. Carson, M. Corr. Arthritis Rheum 2013;65 Suppl 10 :1731 DOI: 10.1002/art.2013.65.issue-s10

Continuous Wave Ultrasonic Doppler Tonometry. A. Akinin, J. Yang, A. Williams, A. Lee, P. Pourhoseini, A. Fronek, G. Cauwenberghs. Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.328,331, 22-24 Oct. 2014 doi: 10.1109/BioCAS.2014.6981729 

Alternative activation mechanisms of Protein Kinase B trigger distinct downstream signaling responses. Balzano D, Fawal M-A, Velazquez J V., Santiveri CM, Yang J, Pastor J, et al. J Biol Chem 2015:jbc.M115.651570. Available at:


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