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Yao Yao, PhD, University of South Florida, USA

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Dr. Yao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. 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 (basal lamina) in blood-brain barrier maintenance under both homeostatic and pathological conditions. In addition, Dr. Yao is also interested in pericytes and fibroblasts. His laboratory is investigating the roles of pericytes and fibroblasts in the pathogenesis of various neurological disorders, including stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.