Yang Lab

Synapses are the fundamental units of neural communication in the brain. Using multidisciplinary approaches, we study how synaptic structure and function are precisely shaped during development and how their dysfunctions lead to neurological disorders. By understanding the physio-pathological roles of critical synaptic proteins and ion channels at the cellular, circuitry and system levels, we aim to identify novel targets and further develop pharmacological and genetic therapies for neurodevelopment disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder.

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  • Research Techniques

    • Multi-electrode patch clamp in vitro and in vivo
    • Two-photon imaging
    • Optogenetics
    • Transgenic mouse models

  • People

    Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator

    Yuan Hsin (Owen) Chao, PhD
    Postdoctoral Associate

    Swati Maitra, PhD
    Postdoctoral Associate

    Salil Saurav Pathak, PhD
    Postdoctoral Associate

    Hao Zhang
    Graduate Student

    Nathan Dunaway
    Undergraduate Student

    Richelle Yunger
    Undergraduate student

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  • Contact

    Name: Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, PhD
    Title: Principal Investigator
    Email: ymyang@d.umn.edu
    Phone: (218) 726-7818
    Office Address:
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    336 SMed
    D957A
    1035 University Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812

    Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, PhD