Shiyi Wang, PhD

Senior Research Associate

Shiyi WangShiyi received her Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa with Amy Lee working on neuronal voltage-gated calcium channels. She developed an interest in the role of astrocytes in neurodegenerative disorders during her postdoctoral training with Cagla Eroglu and Albert La Spada. She is interested in understanding how astrocyte dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. She received Foerster-Bernstein Postdoctoral Fellowship and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Community Project Awards. Outside of the lab, Shiyi enjoys playing piano, making sushi, and spending time with her family.


Brain slices electrophysiology and analyses, confocal imaging techniques and biochemical analyses, Primary astrocyte and neuron cultures