Each month we highlight one of our MSTP students. This month's highlight is: 


MSTP student Felix Yang

Felix Yang

Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Hometown: Ames, Iowa


Research interests

Understanding the role of maternal exercise in affecting the offspring gut microbiome and offspring metabolic health

Awards, honors, publications

  • MSTP Leadership and Academic Achievement Award
  • Yang FT, Stanford KI. Batokines: Mediators of Inter-Tissue Communication (a Mini-Review). Curr Obes Rep. 2022 Jan 7. doi: 10.1007/s13679-021-00465-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34997461.
  • Vidal P, Baer LA, Félix-Soriano E, Yang FT, Branch DA, Baskin KK, Stanford KI. Distinct Effects of High-Fat and High-Phosphate Diet on Glucose Metabolism and the Response to Voluntary Exercise in Male Mice. Nutrients. 2022 Mar 12;14(6):1201. doi: 10.3390/nu14061201. PMID: 35334860; PMCID: PMC8951123.

Long term goals/ aspirations

To treat patients and to pursue interesting research that will improve the lives of patients and future generations

Post MSTP Training dream job

In a PSTP for residency

Fun Facts

What you enjoy outside of school

Spending time with my family and friends from the MSTP, cooking, gardening, and spending time outside.

A talent you have always wanted


Favorite book

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Favorite quote

"To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace" - Confucius

Can’t live without

My family, friends, and music

If you weren’t in MSTP, what would you be doing now?

Stay-at-home dad

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