Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Georgia Health Sciences University, USA
Dr. Yunchao Su received his M.D. degree in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Pathophysiology in 1991 from the Tongji Medical University in China. He completed postdoctoral training at the Wellcome Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories in UK where he studied under Dr. Salvador Moncada and in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida in USA where he worked with Dr. Edward R. Block. Dr. Su joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1999 and became an Associate Professor in 2005 in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida in USA. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Georgia of the Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA.
The research interest of Dr. Su is in the regulatory mechanisms of pulmonary circulation and lung injury and repair/fibrosis. The focus is on three areas: protein-protein interaction in lung endothelial signaling, vascular remodeling and angiogenesis in pulmonary hypertension, and lung injury and repair in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Through multidisciplinary approaches at the levels of molecule, cell, organ, animal models, and clinical patients, the goal is to find novel therapeutic strategies and biomarkers for COPD, pulmonary hypertension, and cor pulmonale