Yuyu Song, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Investigator
Neurology, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine 2004
PhD University of Illinois Chicago 2010
alzheimer disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; axonal transport; clinical neurology; cytoskeleton; huntington's disease; molecular mechanisms; neurochemistry; neurodegeneration; parkinson's disease; prion diseases; synaptic transmission

Trained as both a physician and a basic research scientist, Dr. Yuyu Song has developed multifaceted research projects on adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Her training in molecular and cellular neuroscience established expertise in the following areas: 1) specializations of the neuronal cytoskeleton that are essential for normal neuronal structure and function; 2) molecular mechanisms for pathogenesis in neurodegeneration that involve protein misfolding, axonal trafficking, and synaptic transmission; 3) innovative therapeutic approaches targeting kinases, phosphatases, and molecular chaperones; and 4) advanced imaging techniques for single-molecule tracking and high-content imaging for drug screen.   

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