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Burton B Yang

Burton B Yang

Burton B Yang
Investigator for Heart and Stroke, Foundation of Ontario, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Burton Yang received his Ph.D degree from the University of Manitoba in 1992 followed by a postdoctoral trainings in Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yang took a position as a scientist in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology University of Toronto in 1995. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001 and Professor in 2007. Dr. Yang has received a number of fellowships and career investigator awards and is currently a Career Investigator for Heart and Stroke, Foundation of Ontario.

Research Interest

Dr. Yangs group has been working on the roles of extracellular matrix, especially proteoglycans in mediating cell activities, tumorigenesis, and angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Dr. Yang has also developed a system to study the role of microRNA in tumor growth and angiogenesis cell cultures and in transgenic mice.