Faculty Profile
  Yang Yupeng
Department: School of Life Science
Mailing Address:
School of Life Science,University of Science and Technology of China, 443 Huangshan Rd, Hefei, Anhui, PR China
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Research Profile

Yupeng Yang, selected into CAS Hundred Talents Program, was born in Nei Mongol, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in BioPhysics from USTC in 2001 where he performed his thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Tiande Shou. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Nigel Daw, at Yale University School of Medicine from 2001-2004. He then served as Research Associate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 2004-2007. Since the end of 2007, he has been appointed as professor at School of Life Sciences, USTC.

Research interest:
1) To identify the molecular mechanisms underlie the visual plasticity.
2) To study mechanisms of the critical period. 
3) To explore the mechanism of visual perceptual learning.

Selected Publications
1) Developmental switch in requirement for PKA RIIbeta in NMDA-receptor-dependent synaptic plasticity at Schaffer collateral to CA1 pyramidal cell synapses , Neuropharmacology , 2009 , 56(1):56-65
2) Experience-driven plasticity of visual cortex limited by myelin and Nogo receptor. , Science , 2005 , 309: 2222-2226
3) Reversible blockade of experience-dependent plasticity by calcineurin in mouse visual cortex , Nat Neurosci , 2005 , 8:791-796
4) Requirement of the RIIb isoform of PKA, but not calcium-stimulated adenylyl cyclase, in visual cortical plasticity , J Neurosci , 2004 , 24: 9049-9058
5) Reduced ocular dominance plasticity and long-term potentiation in the developing visual cortex of protein kinase A RIIα mutant mice. , Eur J Neurosci , 2004 , 20: 837-42
6) Impaired in vivo synaptic plasticity in dentate gyrus and spatial memory in juvenile rats induced by prenatal morphine exposure , Hippocampus , 2008 , Epub ahead of print
7) GABA-mediated inhibition correlates with orientation selectivity in primary visual cortex of cat , Neuroscience , 2008 , 155: 914–922
8) Non-dominant eye responses in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat: an intracellular study , Brain Res , 2003 , 987: 76-85
9) GABAA and GABAB receptors mediated inhibition affect the pattern adaptation of relay cells in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGNd) of cats , Brain Res , 2003 , 959(2):295-303
10) Blockade of cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase does not prevent the reverse ocular dominance shift in kitten visual cortex , J Neurophysiol , 2003 , 90: 4027-4032
11) Activation of GABAB receptors by baclofen improves visual temporal property of relay cells in the cat lateral geniculate nucleus , Neurosci. Lett , 2001 , 301,79-82
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