Lab Members

 Principal Investigator

Elsa Yan

Elsa Yan was born and grew up in Hong Kong, graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Working with Kenneth Eisenthal on nonlinear optics and surface sciences, she obtained her Ph.D. at Columbia University. Then she was a postdoctoral fellow in Richard Mathies's lab at UC Berkeley and a visiting fellow in Thomas Sakmar's lab at the Rockefeller University. Subsequently, she joined The Rockefeller University as a postdoctoral associate. In 2007, she became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Yale and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 and full professor in 2014.  

Curriculum Vitae

 Graduate Students

Dan Konstantinovsky
Ph.D. MB&B 22

Dan graduated from Haverford College in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemistry and is now pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Before coming to Yale, Dan spent two years at Memorial Sloan Kettering working on T cell immunology. Dan is a joint student with the Hammes-Schiffer lab, and he is working on computational and theoretical prediction of nonlinear spectroscopic responses of proteins.

In his free time, Dan enjoys playing the piano, translating Russian poetry, and taking care of his plants.



Kristian Olesen
Ph.D. Chemistry 27

Kristian graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2019 with a B.S. in Chemistry. After graduation, he was a research intern with Halliburton in Saudi Arabia and worked as a laboratory chemist in Germany. Now, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at Yale.

When not working, Kristian enjoys traveling, collecting minerals, and playing badminton.



 Undergraduate Students
 Yan Lab Alumni
  Updated by EAP November 2021


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