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Dr. Junsheng Yang

Junsheng Yang, PhD

Director, Discovery Research

Junsheng joins Lysoway with more than 15 years of research experience in autophagy, lysosome biology, Huntington disease and the molecular biology of aging. He has experience as an PI in Zhejiang University of Technology (China) where his research on HD was supported by NSFC and Zhejiang NSF grants. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on the molecular mechanisms of HD, the functions of lysosomal ion channels and the genetics of aging. Junsheng also has more than 5 years experience as a consultant for drug discovery research focusing on diseases manifesting lysosomal storage.

Junsheng holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California (USA) and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Junsheng is especially interested in translational research, aiming to apply findings in fundamental cell biology and disease mechanisms to potential new drug discoveries.