At Y lab, we remember we are peacetime warriors combating devastating human diseases by pushing the endless frontiers in science.

Research Mission

Our lab aims to advance pharmacogenomics and precision medicine to treat diseases of the nervous system (epilepsy, autism, dementia, pain among others), promote functional recovery of injured spinal cord/brain, and originate satisfactory solutions to manage cancer and its neurological complications.

Training Mission

Our lab aims to train future leaders in science and society with critical and hypothesis-driven thinking, teamwork and leadership spirit, and the desire and ability to make a dent in the universe.

Vincent Van Gogh had epilepsy and possibly fell on the Autism spectrum.

We are hiring several postdocs, graduate students, and technicians to work on exciting projects funded by 5-year NIH R01s. Please check the job posting as well as Science Career, and contact Dr. Yang Yang for opportunities.