Director and Chair of the Institute for Experimental Surgery at the University of Rostock;
Editor-in-Chief of European Surgical Research (Karger Publisher);
President of the council of the University of Rostock, Member of the National Academy of Science Leopoldina;
Member of the Senate Committee on Research Training Groups, German Research Foundation;
Member of the Exploratory Research Board, International AO Foundation, Swiss
Dr. Yang’s research focuses on a group of gasotransmitters, especially H2S, in the regulation of cellular functions and human diseases. Dr. Yang has received numerous awards and recognitions, including New Investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Maureen Andrew Award from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. In his career, Dr. Yang has published ~100 peer-reviewed research articles, some of them published in high-impact journals, including as Science, Circulation, PNAS, and EMBO report etc. Their total citations are 5,951 (April 26, 2017).
Board certified AP/CP pathologist with GI and Liver pathology fellowship training; Focused on cancer epidemiology, epidemiological methodology and health economics; Editorial board membership of 10 peer-reviewed journals; Outstanding reviewer awards of Gastroinst Endosc; (Co-)directorship for more than 10 CME programs; Fellowship, ACG and CAP.