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Shan Ping Yu, MD, PhD

Shan Ping Yu, MD, PhD headshot

Department of Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine
VA Medical Center, Atlanta

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Research Interests:

I started my research career as a basic scientist in the field of ion channel modulation using electrophysiological, cell biological and molecular biological methods. During the last 15-20 years, I extended my research into investigations of ionic and molecular mechanisms of neuronal cell death after hypoxic and ischemic insults in cultured cells and animal models. This allowed me to become a pioneer in the novel investigation of ionic mechanism of apoptosis. Following this trend, I have published extensively in the areas of electrophysiological investigations on cell injury and regeneration under varies conditions and molecular regulation of the ionic mechanism of cell death. The unique feature of neonatal stroke has been one of my focus in recent years. Using different neonatal models, we have investigated the mechanism of cell death and neural plasticity in the developing brain. We have also been investigating how inflammation and pain insults during early life stages may affect cognitive functions and developed potential treatments of CNS disorders.


Dr. Ling Wei, Department of Anesthesiology, ischemic stroke, cell death mechanism, stem cell transplantation therapy

Dr. Tom Dix, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Stuart Zola. Yerkes Center
Pharmacological hypothermia therapy for stroke and other CNS disorders.

Dr. Xiaoping Hu, MRI Center, School of Medicine. MRI study in stroke animals.

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