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Song-Yu Yang

Song-Yu Yang, Chinese medical biochemist. Research in fatty acid oxidation and the steroid hormone metabolism, neurological disorders, HSD10 deficiency etc.; enzymes and related genes HSD17B10, HADH etc. Recipient L.J. Curtman prize City College of New York, 1984, Wall Street Run Fellowship award, 1991, National Institutes of Health Research award, 1994, Alzheimer's Association Research award, 1999.

Background

  • Yang, Song-Yu was born on October 27, 1938 in Wu-Xi, Jiangsu, China. Came to the United States, 1981. Son of Rong-Geng Zhong and Su-Fei Yang.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Peking University Medical Center, China, 1960. Master of Science, City College of New York, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1984.

    Career

    • Instructor Peking Medical College, 1960—1975. Assistant professor Shanghai Institute Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1975—1980. Teaching assistant City College of New York, New York City, 1981—1984, research associate, City University of New York research foundation, 1984—1988.

      Research scientist New York State Office for People With Development Disabilities, since 1988. Head medical biochemistry laboratory Institute Basic Research in Development Disabilities, since 1994. Professor Doctor of Philosophy program biology City University of New York Graduate Center, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • Research in fatty acid oxidation and the steroid hormone metabolism, neurological disorders, HSD10 deficiency etc. Enzymes and related genes HSD17B10, HADH etc.

    Works

    • Contributor chapters to books and numerous articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Investigator American Heart Association, New York City, 1991-1994. Member American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

    Connections

    • Married Xue-Ying He, January 1965. Children: Ying-Zi, Yu-Xiao.
    • father: Rong-Geng Zhong
    • mother: Su-Fei Yang
    • spouse: Xue-Ying He
    • children: Ying-Zi Yang
    • Yu-Xiao Yang
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    Born October 27, 1938
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    • 1960
      Peking University Medical Center
    • 1982
      City College of New York
    • 1984
      City University of New York
    • 1960 - 1975
      Instructor, Peking Medical College
    • 1975 - 1980
      assistant, professor Shanghai Institute Bio-chemical and Cell Biology
    • 1981 - 1984
      teaching assistant, City College of New York
    • 1988
      research scientist, New York State Office for People With Development Disabilities
    • 1994
      head, medical biochemical laboratory Institute Basic Research in Development Disabilities
    • 2007
      professor, Doctor of Philosophy program biology City University of New York Graduate Center
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