Academic Title: Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department Titles: Chief of Neuropathology, Director of Brain Tumor Translational Resource, Faculty of Brain Research Institute
Specialty: Neuropathology, Surgical Pathology, Autopsy
Dr. Yong obtained a bachelors degree in molecular biology at UC Berkeley and a masters degree in biology (cellular and molecular) at San Francisco State University. For the masters degree, he studied the AIDS retrovirus while in the laboratory of Professor Jay Levy at UCSF. He attended medical school at UCLA where he completed his Honors thesis research with Professor Harry Vinters and graduated as a Deans Scholar. He trained in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he worked in the molecular neuro-oncology laboratory of Dr. David Louis. He completed his neuropathology fellowship at UCLA. He was the
Director of Neuropathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is currently Chief of Neuropathology at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Translational Resource as well as of the UCLA Neuropathology Fellowship
Program. His research interests include brain tumor neuropathology and biobanking.
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