Since I began studying the biological rhythms of insects during graduate school, I have been fascinated with the accuracy of the circadian timing system and the phenomenal influence of the circadian clock on almost all biological activities. This fascination has fueled my interest in learning about circadian rhythms for more than a quarter of a century.
The Yang Lab aims to overcome clinical unmet needs and help patients by developing and validating advanced radionuclide imaging technologies for positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. Deep learning is an important engine for overcoming the current limitations (low spatial resolution, slow data acquisition, etc.) of PET and SPECT imaging. .
We are interested in how metabolism regulates various behaviors. We use two invertebrate model systems of C. elegans and D. melanogaster, ultimately aiming to unveil conserved neuro-molecular mechanisms throughout animals including mammals.