David Yuan, MD, PhD

Aidong (David) Yuan, MD, PhD

Research Scientist
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry
New York University Langone Medical Center Yuan NYU Page

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1986  MD    Hunan Medical University, China
1997  PhD   Neuroscience, University of Otago, New Zealand
Postdoctoral Training
School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Awards and Honors

Research Fellowship, Sandoz Foundation for Gerontological Research, ANZAAM (1993)
Best Speaker Award, University of Otago Medical School Research Society, Dunedin, New Zealand (1993)
Predoctoral Travel Award, American Society for Cell Biology (1996)

Research Interests

  1. To understand more fully the molecular basis of axonal transport, especially transport of cytoskeletal proteins such as neurofilament and tau and their functions under physiological conditions.
  1. To elucidate the molecular transport defects responsible for perikaryal aggregates and neuronal death in various neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, AD and PD, especially the transport abnormalities of neurofilament and tau under pathological conditions.
  1. To translate this knowledge into preventions and therapies capable of repairing the nervous system and improving neuronal functions in disease.