Yves Tan, Ph.D.
Instructor and Biotechnology Program Lead

Fall Office Hours: MW 5:35pm to 6:20pm and TTh 9:30am to 11:00am in-person in 622 or over Zoom

I have been an Instructor at Cabrillo College since 2004 and current department chair. My teaching assignments are in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Human Biology, and Microbiology. I am currently faculty core of UCSC's ACCESS Program. I am founder of the Biotechnology Program, housed in the Biology Department. Previously, I taught biology courses in the Los Angeles area at El Camino College, Pasadena City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, and Loyola Marymount University. My former research areas include protein phosphatase control of glucose metabolism, apoptosis, and cell cycle progression. For fun I enjoy playing chess. I used to play and direct tournaments and have advised a chess club on campus. I also play the saxophone and percussion. I perform with a number of local bands. I have also taken a number of amazing music classes at Cabrillo College that have greatly improved my skills.