Yanmin Yang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford
Yanmin Yang’s laboratory focuses on elucidating mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration that is associated with cytoskeletal structures and functions as well as regulations. They use a variety of animal models recapitulating human neurological diseases including sensory ataxia, ALS Alzheimer’s, and giant axonal neuropathy. These animal models provide us powerful systems to study the disease course and pathological alteration, and unlimited recourses / materials to conduct biological analyses. Dr. Yang has a track record of successful, innovative, and productive research projects in an area of high relevance for this application. Over the years, her research work led to many publications on research work using animal models in high profile journals, such as CELL, Nature, and PNAS. Her expertise and experience, in the combination of the close collaborations with other investigators prepare her to stay at the front line of her field. Most recently, in extensive collaboration with other Stanford faculties, Dr. Yang has become deeply interested in the role of cytoskeletal regulation in neuronal development. She has a track record of successful, innovative, and productive research projects in an area of high relevance for this application.