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Yufang Jin, Ph.D.



Dr. Yufang Jin received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2004. Since then, she has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) as an Full Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. She has also been an associated faculty for Biomedical Engineering Program sponsored by both UTSA and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Jin’s expertise is in the area of computational biology, mathematical modeling, and control theory. She currently focuses on multi-scale modeling for cardiovascular remodeling post-MI, cardiac aging, and proteomics. She was a recipient of Best Paper Award of 2006 and 2005 Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference. Her research has been supported by NSF, National Institute of Health, Texas Higher Educational Board, and AT&T foundation. She has been an organizer of several special sessions and workshops including the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, International Conference on BioComp, and IEEE international Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics.

Selected Publications

Chiao YA, Dai Q, Zhang J, Lin J, Lopez E, Ahuja SS, Chou YM, Lindsey ML, and Jin YF, “Multi-analyte profiling reveals mmp-9 and mcp-1 as plasma biomarkers of cardiac aging”, Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 4(4):455-462 (2011). PMID:21685172. (IF: 6.7)

Ghasemi O, Lindsey ML, Yang T, Nguyen N, Huang Y, and Jin YF. Bayesian parameter estimation for nonlinear modeling of biological pathways, BMC Systems Biology, 5:S3:S9, 2011. PMID:22784628. (Highly accessed paper) (IF:3.15)

Halade GV, Jin YF, and Lindsey ML. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9: a proximal biomarker for cardiac remodeling and a distal biomarker for inflammation, Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Jul;139(1):32-40. PMID: 23562601. (IF: 9.72)

Castro Bras L, Iyer PR, Jin YF, and Lindsey ML. Translating Koch's Postulates to Identify Matrix Metalloproteinase Roles in Post-Myocardial Infarction Remodeling: The Cardiac Metalloproteinase Actions (CarMA) Postulates, Circulation Research 2013. (IF: 11.02)

Nguyen NT, Zhang X, Wu C, Lange RA, Chilton RJ, Lindsey ML, Jin YF. Integrative Computational and Experimental Approaches to Establish a Post-Myocardial Infarction Knowledge Map. PLoS Computation Biology, (2014) PLoS Comput Biol 10(3): e1003472. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003472. (IF: 4.87)

Yabluchanskiy A, Ma Y, Chiao YA, Lopez EF, Voorhees A, Toba H, Hall ME, Han H-C, Lindsey ML, and Jin YF. Cardiac aging is initiated by matrix metalloproteinase-9 mediated endothelial dysfunction. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 306:H1398-H1407 (2014). (IF: 3.84)

Ma Y, Chiao YA, Clark R, Flynn ER, Yabluchanskiy A, Ghasemi O, Zouein F, Lindsey ML, and Jin YF. Deriving a cardiac ageing signature to reveal MMP-9-dependent inflammatory signalling in senescence. Cardiovasc Res. 106: 421-431 (2015), PMID:25883218, (IF: 5.94)

Nguyen NT, Lindsey ML, Jin YF. Systems analysis of gene ontology and biological pathways involved in post-myocardial infarction responses. BMC Genomics Vol 16, S7, 2015, PMID:26100218. (IF:3.99)

DeCoux A, Tian Y, DeLeon-Pennell KY, Nguyen NT, de Castro Bras LE, Flynn ER, Cannon PL, Griswold ME, Jin YF, Puskarich MA, Jones AE, and Lindsey ML. Plasma Glycoproteomics Reveals Sepsis Outcomes Linked to Distinct Proteins in Common Pathways. Critical Care Medicine. 43(10):2049-58 (2015), PMID:26080492. (IF:6.15)

Merry L. Lindsey, Manuel Mayr, Aldrin V. Gomes, Christian Delles, D. Kent Arrell, PhD; Anne M. Murphy, Richard A. Lange, Catherine E. Costello, Jin YF, Daniel T. Laskowitz, FAHA; Flora Sam, Andre Terzic, Jennifer Van Eyk, and Pothur R. Srinivas, The Transformative Impact of Proteomics on Cardiovascular Health and Disease, American Heart Association, Scientific Statement, Circulation, 132(9):852-872, 2015, PMID: 26195497 (IF:11.02)

Lindsey ML. DeLeon-Pennell KY, Zamilpa R, Zouein F, Bratton D, Flynn ER, Cannon PL, Tian Y, Jin YF, Lange RA, Fields GB, Iyer PR, de Castro Brás LE. A Novel Collagen Matricryptin Reduces Left Ventricular Dilation Post-myocardial Infarction by Promoting Scar Formation and Angiogenesis, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 66(12): 1364-1374 2015. (IF:16.5) 


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 



Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2004


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