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V. Wee Yong

V. Wee Yong, brief bio

Dr. V. Wee Yong is a Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS regeneration, and his projects are guided by MS and brain tumors. Dr. Yong has published 305 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into Phase III clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury; he has helped initiate a Phase I/IIa trial in glioblastoma. His work has been cited over 20,500 times (web of science; h-index of 80). Dr. Yong sits on the editorial board of 7 international journals, and he is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation. He has been the President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (2014-2016) and he continues to co-direct its Global Schools of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong is an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the 2017 Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine winner.