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Dr. V.W. Yong

Position: 

Professor, University of Calgary

Phone: 
(403) 220-3544
Address: 

Office: HMRB 187 Lab: HMRB 190
3330 Hospital Dr. NW Calgary, AB. T2N 4N1

Research Activities: 

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 holds the Canada Research Chair in Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong co-directs the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) NeuroTeam of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, providing the basic science leadership, and he directs the Alberta MS Network.

Dr. Yong’s research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS regeneration, and his projects are guided by MS, spinal cord injury and brain tumors. Dr. Yong has published 260 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into Phase III clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury.  His work has been cited over 14,500 times by other authors in scientific publications (and 23,000+ times in Google Alert).

Dr. Yong is the immediate past chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the MS Society of Canada; this and other volunteer activities resulted in him receiving the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Year Medallion.  Dr. Yong is on the editorial board of 7 international journals. He is the current President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong is an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010) and the Royal Society of Canada (2014), which represent top honors for those working in the medical and academic sciences, respectively. 

Research Areas: 
Neuroimmunology
Neuroprotection
Research Interests: 
Publications: 

PubMed

Dr. Yong has published 260 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into Phase III clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury.  His work has been cited over 14,500 times by other authors in scientific publications (and 23,000+ times in Google Alert).

Degrees: 
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Research Personnel: 
  • Claudia Silva, MSc (Lab Manager)
  • Yan Fan, MD (Lab Technican)
  • Hollie Mowbray, BSc (Lab Technician)
  • Brooke Verhaeghe, BSc (Lab Technician)
  • Janet Wang, MSc (Lab Technician)
  • Susobhan Sarkar (PDF)
  • Mengzhou Xue (PDF)
  • Smriti Agrawal (PDF)
  • Axinia Doering (PDF)
  • Scott Sloka (PDF)
  • Rowena Cua (PhD Student)
  • Lorraine Lau (PhD Student)