Yu Tian Wang
Ph.D. (Neuroscience) Memorial University of Newfoundland
M.Sc. (Physiology) Shandong University
B.M. (Medicine) Shandong University
Dr. Yu Tian Wang obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience in 1992 from Memorial University, Canada and both B.M (Medicine) in 1982 and M.Sc. (Physiology) in 1985 from Shandong University Medical School in China. He worked in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto as an Assistant, and then Associate Professor between 1994 and 2001. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia and the holder of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon Chair in Stroke Research. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar between 2001-2011 and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Royal Society of Canada since 2006. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for regulating the function and intracellular trafficking of neurotransmitter receptors critical for brain functions, such as learning, memory and cognition, and investigating the manner by which these mechanisms may be altered in central nervous disease processes. His goal is to be able to treat central nervous disorders such as stroke, epilepsy and drug addiction by designing new therapeutics which specifically target these receptors and their pathways.
Molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission and plasticity at excitatory and inhibitory synapses in the brain.
Synaptic plasticity in brain functions and dysfunctions.
Roles of excitotoxicity in neurodegerative diseases.
- Nature neuroscience - 2014, Feb 26
- The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience - 2012, Aug 30
- Trends in molecular medicine - 2011, May 11
- Nature neuroscience - 2010, Sep 29
- Nature reviews. Neuroscience - 2010, Jun 18
- Science (New York, N.Y.) - 2005, Nov 28