Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Outcomes
Yanyan Wang, PhD
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Outcomes
Building: WTB 344
* PhD, Pharmacology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
* BS, Fudan University Shanghai College of Medicine, Shanghai, China
* Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Salk Institute, San Diego, CA
* Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
* Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
* Associate Professor, Department of Medical Information Science
Colleges of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Dr. YanYan Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Tyler. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale University, USA and a bachelor degree from Fudan University Shanghai College of Medicine (formerly Shanghai Medical University), China. She did her postdoctoral training at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Salk Institute and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and then a Research and Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Information Science, University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) and Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and an affiliate member at the Carl R. Woese Institute of Genomic Biology and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the UICOM, Urbana-Champaign, she received the Raymond B. Allen Instructorship Award (Golden Apple Award) four times. The Golden Apple Award presented annually is the highest praise given by medical students to a faculty member at the UICOM.
Dr. Wang is teaching pharmacology to pharmacy students and has been involved in teaching PHAR7301, PHAR7613, PHAR7481, PHAR7483, and PHAR7484 courses.
Dr. Wang’s research focuses on: (i) deciphering the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric and metabolic disorders associated with the dopaminergic system, and (ii) understanding the modulation of neuronal and synaptic plasticity. Our research uses a multidisciplinary approach including molecular genetic, pharmacological, electrophysiological, and behavioral analyses.