Kang Wang

Kang Wang
Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
 
Biography
Post-doctoral Researcher, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon. Identifying ion channels that contribute to slow afterhyperpolarization (sAHP) in hippocampus of the brain.
 
Research Interest
My research focuses on the neurological basis of the physiology and pathophysiology of mammalian brain. I am particularly interested in ion channels, the membrane proteins that underlie nerve impulse and synaptic transmission, which are crucial for the proper function of brain for learning and memory, and brain circuit formation. Dysfunctions of ion channels are involved in most of the neurological and neuropsychological disorders, such as epilepsy, Parkinson?s disease and Alzheimer?s disease.