Professor at the school of Pediatrics - Univ. Turin. Studying nutrition, metabolism of infancy in particular hormones such as Leptin, IGF-1, Ghrelin, Adiponectin. Takes interest in gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. He studies in detail some aspects of gut microbiota of colicky infants such low level of lactobacilli and increased concentration of E.Coli. Performed relevant research on the effect of probiotics on colicky infants. Author of more than 100 scientific reports.
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).