Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Moua Yang

Graduate Student
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

 

 

BS, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 2012

Faculty Advisor: Roy Silverstein, MD

Mailing Address:
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548

USA

Phone: (414) 937-3894
FAX: (414) 937-6284

Email: moyang@mcw.edu

 

 

 

 


Research Area:  Role of scavenger receptor CD36 in vascular pathobiology


I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 2012 with a major in Biology. I was accepted to MCW’s Interdisciplinary program in Biomedical Research and while rotating in Dr. Roy L. Silverstein’s Lab, I became interested in the cell biology of platelets. Dr. Silverstein’s lab studies the mechanisms of a membrane scavenger receptor known as CD36 in thrombosis, atherosclerosis, and angiogenesis. I am interested in understanding how platelet CD36 interacts with receptors of the innate immune system to modulate platelet response. Using human samples and genetically modified murine models, I hope to understand the role CD36 plays in thrombus formation in the setting of inflammation, oxidative stress, and hyperlipidemia. 

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