Welcome to the Yang Lab!

Welcome to the Yang Lab! We are a neuroscience research lab located in the Tufts Medical School campus in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Our lab focuses on understanding broad neuron to glia, especially astroglia, communication mechanisms and how the dysregulation of these communication mechanisms contributes to disease processes of various neurological diseases, including the neurodevelopmental disorder Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and neurodegenerative diseases (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease). We use a wide range of modern experimental approaches with in vitro primary cell culture and in vivo mouse models to address these questions.

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1/20: First paper of the year on how Cocaine alters Neuron to Glia Exosome dynamics in the Nucleus Accumbems is published now on ‘Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience’!

10/19-23/19: Society of Neuroscience: Dr. Yang and Lab members will travel to Chicago for the 2019 Neuroscience meeting.