Ye Yuan

Affiliate Faculty, ARBL Biomedical Sciences

About Ye

Dr. Yuan is the Research Director at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM). He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at China Agricultural University and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in Animal Science. He then completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Missouri with Dr. R. Michael Roberts and worked there as a Research Faculty before joining CCRM. Dr. Yuan is a reproductive biologist and stem cell biologist who has broad research interests in oocyte physiology, embryo development, implantation, and stem cells. He has authored more than thirty peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, holds two US patents, and is an active member for ASRM, SSR, and IETS, and served on numerous committees for these societies. As the Research Director at CCRM, Dr. Yuan’s role is to expand the knowledge from basic and translational research in reproductive biology and stem cell biology to improve assisted reproductive technologies, making assisted reproduction more efficient, more accessible, and more affordable to IVF patients. Outside his role at CCRM, Dr. Yuan is an Adjunct Faculty at College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University; an ad-hoc reviewer of grant proposals from NSF, USDA, and NIH; serves as the Associate Editor for the journal Reproduction, Fertility and Development; and an ad-hoc reviewer for many other journals.


Postdoc, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2013Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 2011M.S., China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 2006B.S. , China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 2003


De Vos M, Grynberg M, Ho TM, Yuan Y, Albertini DF, Gilchrist RB. Perspectives on the development and future of oocyte IVM in clinical practice. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2021 Jun;38(6):1265-1280. West RC, Ming H, Logsdon DM, Sun J, Rajput SK, Kile RA, Schoolcraft WB, Roberts RM, Krisher RL, Jiang Z, Yuan Y. Dynamics of trophoblast differentiation in peri-implantation stage human embryos. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Nov 5;116(45):22635-22644. Yuan Y, Spate LD, Redel BK, Tian Y, Zhou J, Prather RS, Roberts RM. Quadrupling efficiency in production of genetically modified pigs through improved oocyte maturation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 18;114(29):E5796-E5804. Ezashi T, Yuan Y, Roberts RM. Pluripotent Stem Cells from Domesticated Mammals. Annu Rev Anim Biosci. 2016;4:223-53.

Research Specialty

Oocyte physiologyEarly embryo developmentImplantationStem cell biologyAssisted reproductive technology