Dr Yijun Pan

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

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Yijun is an NHMRC EL1 investigator at Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne. Yijun is also an Adjunct Lecturer with Tohoku University (Japan) and affiliated with Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS).

He completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with Monash University and was awarded Pharmacy Gold Medal (2012) for his academic merits. He later completed his PhD ‘The Role of Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins (FABPs) in the Transport of Docosahexaenoic Acid and Cognition’ under the supervision of Associate Professor Joseph Nicolazzo, Professor Christopher Porter and Professor Martin Scanlon. In 2018, Dr Pan was awarded the prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship to undertake a two-year research program at Tohoku University, Japan. His progression at Tohoku University is evidenced by winning the 2019 Excellent Young Researcher Award.

Yijun is currently interested in identifying biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer's disease, validating novel therapeutics and therapeutic targets for Alzheimer's disease, and precise medication use in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Yijun has received research support (>1.5 million AUD) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Grants for Promoting International Collaboration 2021-2025), Dementia Australia (Project Grant 2019-2022), Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation (Project Grant 2022), and National Health and Medical Research Council (Investigator grant 2022-2027).

More information and publications can be found on his ORCID or on Google Scholar Citations.

Career Highlights

Awards and achievements

Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation, Project Grant 2022, $50,000

Investigator Grant, National Health and Medical Research Council 2022-2027

Promotion of Joint International Research 2020-2024, Japan Society of Promotion of Science (Japan), JPY18,720,000 (20KK0225)

Project grant 2020-2022, Dementia Australia Research Foundation, AUD75,000

Grant-in-aid 2019-2020, Japan Society of Promotion of Science (Japan), JPY1,200,000 (18F18713)

Fellowship 2018-2019, Japan Society of Promotion of Science (Japan)

Editors' Choice Award 2015, American Chemical Society

Neil Naismith Award 2011, Therapeutic Guideline

Research publications


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