YANG Yupeng


  Professor, School of Life Sciences,
  University of Science & Technology of China 
  Contact Information:

Tel: 86-551-63602593; E-mail: yangyp@ustc.edu.cn


Personal Profile
Yupeng Yang was born in Nei Mongol, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in BioPhysics from USTC in 2001 where he performed his thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Tiande Shou. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Nigel Daw, at Yale University School of Medicine from 2001-2004. He then moved to Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he was a Research Associate of Neuroscience from 2004-2007. On December 2007, he was appointed as a professor from the School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China.

Research interest

1) To identify the molecular mechanisms underlie the visual plasticity.

2) To study mechanisms of the critical period in the development and rejuvenation.

3) To explore the mechanism of visual perceptual learning.

Selected Publications

1. Yang YP, Takeuchi K, Rodenas-Ruano A, Takayasu Y, Bennett MV, Zukin RS (2009) Developmental switch in requirement for PKA RIIbeta in NMDA-receptor-dependent synaptic plasticity at Schaffer collateral to CA1 pyramidal cell synapses. Neuropharmacology 56(1):56-65.

2. Yang YP, Fischer QS, Zhang Y, Baumgartel K, Mansuy IM,Daw NW (2005) Reversible blockade of experience-dependent plasticity by calcineurin in mouse visual cortex. Nat Neurosci 8:791-796.

3. McGee AW*, Yang YP*, Fischer QS, Daw NW, Strittmatter SM (2005) Experience-driven plasticity of visual cortex limited by myelin and Nogo receptor. Science 309: 2222-2226 (*These authors contributed equally to the work and are co-first authors).

4. Fischer QS, Beaver CJ, Yang YP, Rao Y, Jakobsdottir K, Storm DR, McKnight GS, Daw NW (2004) Requirement of the RIIb isoform of PKA, but not calcium-stimulated adenylyl cyclase, in visual cortical plasticity. J Neurosci 24: 9049-9058.