UC San Diego researcher Jason X.–J. Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim fellowship. The award will allow him to establish a new research project on the role of ion channels in stem cell proliferation and differentiation.

Dr. Jason X-J YuanDr. Yuan is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.

In his studies in pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology, Dr. Yuan works to identify the causes and find new treatments for lung diseases such as pulmonary arterial hypertension.

He is one of two UC San Diego faculty members, and a total of 18 in the University of California system, to be named a Guggenheim fellow this year. Poet Rae Armantrout is the other UC San Diego awardee.

Each year, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards its fellowships to a select number of artists, scholars, and scientists for their extraordinary achievements and their great promise as contributors in their fields.

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