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Yao Yao
Editorial Board Member

University of Georgia, USA
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Dr. Yao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Georgia. Dr. Yao received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from Stony Brook University and did his postdoctoral training in Neurobiology and Genetics at the Rockefeller University. Dr. Yao’s research mainly focuses on the functions of laminins (basement membrane) in blood-brain barrier maintenance under both homeostatic and pathological conditions. In addition, Dr. Yao is also interested in pericyte biology. His laboratory is investigating the roles of pericytes in the pathogenesis of various neurological disorders, including stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.