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Yangzhong Huang

Assistant Research Professor of Neurobiology
Box 3676 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
405 Bryan Research Bldg, Durham, NC 27710


The goal of my research is to elucidate the molecular and signaling mechanisms underlying epilepsy, a common and commonly devastating neurological disorder. There are two major objectives of my current work. I aim to understand the mechanisms by which brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor tyrosine kinase TrkB transform the brain from normal to epileptic, a process termed epileptogenesis; and to develop peptide and small molecule inhibitors of TrkB signaling for prevention and disease modification of temporal lobe epilepsy.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Research Professor of Neurobiology · 2017 - Present Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) · 2001 Ph.D.