Voon Wee Yong
Voon Wee Yong is a Professor at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Oncology at The University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, USA, and started his faculty appointment at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, in 1989. Dr. Yong relocated to Calgary in 1996. His research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection, and CNS regeneration. His scientific projects have been guided by 3 diseases: multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury, and malignant gliomas. Dr. Yong has published over 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and his research has been translated into clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury. Dr. Yong codirects the MS Program of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary. In 2003, Dr. Yong was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Year Medallion for volunteer activities on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. In 2004, Dr. Yong received the position of Canada Research Chair in Neuroimmunology. Moreover, he currently chairs the Medical Advisory Committee of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, directs the Alberta endMS Regional Research and Training Center, and sits on the International Advisory Boards of the American Society of Neurochemistry and the International Society of Neuroimmunology.
Biography Updated on 16 March 2010