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Yang, Yi Research Professor


Dr. Yi Yang is a Research Professor of Neurology. She holds MD., M.S, and PhD in medicine and neuroscience from the Chongqing Medical University in China, and received her post-doctoral trainings at Bejing Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong in China, and University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her NIH- and AHA-funded research programs are aimed at understanding the mechanisms of brain injury and repair associated with stroke, vascular cognitive impairment, and other neurological disorders.  Dr. Yang’s laboratory is particularly focused on translational potential and cellular and molecular mechanisms of blood-brain barrier restoration and functional vascular remodeling following ischemic stroke as well as short- and long-term effects of neuroprotective agents.