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.

Research Techniques
  • Multi-electrode patch-clamp
  • Confocal and two-photon imaging
  • In vivo Ca2+ Imaging
  • Chemogenetics
  • Optogenetics
  • Viral gene transfer
  • Viral neuronal tracing
  • Biochemistry and immunocytochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Mouse behavioral analysis
  • 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
 
Sam Himes
Undergraduate student
 
Kiersten Strate
Undergraduate student
Publications
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
337 SMed
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, PhD