Yin Zhan is a researcher from China Academy of Sciences (CAS) who specializes in the developmental biology and the biological effect of endocrine disruptors. He is the assistant director of the Institute of Hydrobiology and heads the Water and Human Health Center in CAS. He is 2005 recipient of the National 100-Talent Programme and a 2009 recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFDYS). He received his doctorate degree on biology from the National University of Singapore in 1999. He conducted his postdoctoral research on pharmacy in the Case Western Reserve University in 2003 and later on molecular cardiology in the University of Pennsylvania.