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Dr Yanling Hu MSc, DPhil

Research Fellow in Neuroscience

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Dr Yanling Hu is a Research Fellow in Neuroscience based in Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK.

Career History

Sept 2016-Sept 2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate in School of Medicine at Yale University, USA.
Aug 2015-June 2016: Research Assistant in Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, Australia

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Research

Research interests

After getting my Master’s degree at Umea University in Sweden and working as a research assistant for a couple of years, I moved to Australia and joined Professor David Small’s group to study for my PhD. My PhD project was on the role of Amyloid precursor protein (APP) in neural stem and progenitor cell (NSPC) proliferation and differentiation. Whilst working on my thesis, I also worked on a min-project examining the expression of channelrhodopsin in primary hippocampal and cortical neurons. I then moved to the United State for my first year of postdoctoral training. I carried out two projects spontaneously, one in the role of valosin containing protein (VCP) in the pathogenesis of spinal bulbar and muscular atrophy, and the another in the role of nemo like kinase in two Alzheimer’s mouse model.

My major research interest is focused on the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease.

Research group

Biomedical Sciences

Dr Yanling Hu
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ
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