Staff Profiles

Ruian Yang

Scientific Data Engineer

Ruian Yang came to University of Washington in 2012 from China and graduated in 2016 with a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Applied Mathematics. During university, she worked at Sharona Gordon’s lab as an undergraduate researcher. She studied TRP ion channel mechanism in lab and developed interest in research. She joined the Allen Institute after graduation and is now part of the Assay Development team. As a research associate, she works with other scientists in the team to perform quality control on the cell lines using biochemical and image-based assays.

Selected Publications

Fluorescent Gene Tagging of Transcriptionally Silent Genes in hiPSCs

Stem Cell Reports
April 4, 2019

Roberts B, Hendershott MC, Arakaki J, Gerbin KA, Malik H, Nelson A, Gehring J, Hookway C, Ludmann SA, Yang R, Haupt A, Grancharova T, Valencia V, Fuqua MA, Tucker A, Rafelski SM, Gunawardane RN

Scarless gene tagging of transcriptionally silent genes in hiPSCs to visualize cardiomyocyte sarcomeres in live cells

June 9, 2018

Roberts B, Arakaki J, Gerbin KA, Malik H, Nelson A, Hendershott MC, Hookway C, Ludmann SA, Mueller IA, Yang R, Rafelski SM, Gunawardane RN

The Allen Cell Structure Segmenter: a new open source toolkit for segmenting 3D intracellular structures in fluorescence microscopy images

December 8, 2018

Chen J, Ding L, Viana MP, Hendershott MC, Yang R, Mueller IA, Rafelski S