Yan HuangBS, Hunan Agricultural University, China
MS, Hunan Agricultural University, China
PhD, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Yong Q. Zhang)
I am interested in unraveling the molecular pathways that underlie rare genetic neurological diseases in infants using Drosophila as a model organism. The fly allows us to efficiently study and analyze the underlying pathogenic mechanisms of these genetic diseases. An in-depth investigation of the affected cellular and molecular pathways allows us to identify molecular targets and sometimes existing drugs that affect these targets and hence allow therapeutic development. These studies often also shed light on much more common diseases like Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.