Liang-Jun Yan is currently a research associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He received his B.S. degree from Peking University, his M.S. degree from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He did his postdoctoral research at Southern Methodist University and was a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center prior to his current position. He is interested in understanding the mechanisms and roles of ROS-induced protein oxidative modifications in brain aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Current projects focus on role of mitochondrial protein oxidation in mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and metabolic disorders that are associated with brain aging and neurodegeneration. Dr. Yan is also interested in analyzing potential defects of protein complexes and protein-protein interactions in pathophysiological conditions using blue native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (BN-PAGE).
Biography Updated on 29 March 2011