Hong Yang, MD, PhD

Research Physiologist, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Yang’s research has emphasized mechanisms by which medullary TRH/substance P/serotonin containing vagal efferent regulatory pathways regulate gastric and pancreatic functions. She also studies the central mechanisms by which circulating hormones, including PYY, in regulating gut functions. The objectives of her major project are to elucidate mechanisms of feedback regulation of thyroid hormone on medullary TRH gene expression, brainstem-pancreatic islets axis and interaction of metabolism and central autonomic regulation.