UBC Hospital and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Biography & Research Interest:
Dr. Yu Tian Wang, Professor and the holder of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon Chair in Stroke Research in the Neurology Division of the Department of Medicine and the DM Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia, obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 1992 from Memorial University, Canada and B.M. (Medicine) in 1982 from Shandong University Medical School in China. Before coming to UBC, he worked in Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at University of Toronto as an Assistant and Associate Professor between 1994 and 2001. He was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar between 2002-2011 and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Royal Society of Canada since 2006.
The long-standing research interest in Dr. Yu Tian Wang’s laboratory has been on understanding the fundamental mechanisms controlling synaptic transmission and plasticity between neurons in the brain, and the dysfunction of these mechanisms in the pathogenesis of brain disorders such as epilepsy, stroke, and learning deficits.