V Wee yong lab calgary

MS Society of Canada
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
     




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Synopsis:

Dr. V. Wee Yong is a Professor at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Oncology at The University of Calgary.He co-directs the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Program of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and he holds the Canada Research Chair in Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong’s research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS regeneration, and his projects have been guided by MS, spinal cord injury and malignant gliomas.Dr. Yong has published 240 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into clinical trials, including Phase III trials, in MS and spinal cord injury. His work has been cited over 13,000 times by other authors in scientific publications. Dr. Yong’s lecture invitations are in the areas of matrix metalloproteinases, the extracellular matrix in CNS regeneration, minocycline, remyelination and multiple areas of MS including mechanisms of MS medications and environmental factors.Dr. Yong has strong commitments to the patient and trainee communities; he has been awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Year Medallion for volunteer activities on behalf of the MS Society of Canada, and he directs the Alberta endMS Regional Research and Training Center of over 150 trainees. Dr. Yong is the immediate past chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the MS Society of Canada, and he is on the editorial board of 8 international journals. He is an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Yong is the President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology.