Yongjie Yang, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

 

Education

BA, Marine Biology, Ocean University of China
MS, Genetics, Ocean University of China
PhD, Neuroscience, Iowa State University
Postdoctoral Training, Johns Hopkins University

Location

Campus: Boston
Office: South Cove 204
Laboratory: South Cove 201

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3643
Lab Phone: 617-636-0901
E-mail   Send an e-mail

Links

Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience

 

Research Synopsis

The main areas of research in the lab center on several aspects of astrocyte biology and its interaction in neurons in postnatal development and pathological conditions, such as motor neuron disease, epilepsy, and others. These include the molecular mechanisms for functional astrocyte maturation during postnatal development, especially the role of neuronal signals; identification of the novel functional astroglial genes that modulation neuronal/synaptic functions; molecular/morphological changes of mature astrocytes in neurodegeneration; and mechanisms of the astrocyte dysfunction in neurodegeneration.

 

Lab Members

Haruki Higashimori, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Seng Kah Ng, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Alexandra Osgood, MBS Student Send an e-mail
Michaela Tolman, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Julia Yelick, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Application for 2015 Admission

The application for 2015 admissions will be available soon.