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Dr YANG, Jian 楊鑒

Dr YANG, Jian 楊鑒

  • BMed (Peking U), PhD (U of Bristol), FHEA
  • Senior Lecturer 
L4-58, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
+825 3917 6913
+852 2855 9730
  • Teaching and learning in human anatomy and histology
  • Pedagogy and curriculum development in medical education
  1. Yang J, Machado MD, Tsao GSW and Chung SK. (2017) The reform of medical histology education with a hybrid method of using the traditional microscope and computer-assisted interactive teaching and learning, Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference, Manchester, UK.
  2. Yang J, Machado MD, Tsao GSW and Chung SK. (2017) A hybrid between classic and innovation: histology education in MBBS Curriculum of HKU LKS Faculty, The XXV International Symposium on Morphological Sciences, Xi an.
  3. Yang J. (2015) Truly practical, a book review for Teaching Anatomy: A Practical Guide. Korean J Med Educ. 27(2): 141-142.
  4. Chan LK, Yang J (co-first author), Irby DM. (2015) Application of one-minute preceptor technique by novice teachers in the gross anatomy. Anat Sci Educ. 8: 539–546.
  5. Liang Y, Yang J (co-first author), Yuan T, So KF. (2015) Uptake of Retrograde Tracers by Intact Optic Nerve Axons: A New Way to Label Retinal Ganglion Cells. PLoS ONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0128718.
  6. Luan L, Ren C, Lau B, Huang X, Yang J, Yuan Z, Wu X, Gao J, Pickard G, So KF and Pu M. (2013) Direct retino-raphe projection alters serotonergic tone and affective behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology. 38: 1163-1175.
  7. Yuan Q, Su H, Guo J, Tsang KY, Cheah KS, Chiu K, Yang J, Wong WM, So KF, Huang JD, Wu W, Lin ZX. (2012) Decreased c-Jun expression correlates with impaired spinal motoneuron regeneration in aged mice following sciatic nerve crush. Exp Gerontol. 47: 329-336.
  8. Luan L, Ren C, Lau B, Yang J, Pickard G, So KF and Pu M. (2011) Y-Like retinal ganglion cells innervate the dorsal raphe nucleus in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). PLoS ONE. 6: 4, e13938.
  9. Lau B, Ren C, Yang J, Yan S, Chang R, Pu M and So KF (2011) Light deprivation induces depression-like behavior and suppresses neurogenesis in diurnal Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). Cell Transplant. 20: 871-881.
  10. Yang, J., Chamberlain, S.E.L., Woodhall, G.L. and Jones R.S.G. (2008) Mobility of NMDA autoreceptors but not postsynaptic receptors in the rat entorhinal cortex. J. Physiol. 586: 4905-4924.
    (See also: Perspectives article, Scimemi, A. (2008) Anchors aweigh: NMDA receptors set sail from their presynaptic port. J Physiol 586: 4787; 
    Faculty 1000 recommendation, Collingridge, G.C., Faculty of 1000 Biology, 12 Dec 2008 1133845/evaluation.)
  11. Chamberlain, S.E.L. Yang, J. and Jones, R.S.G. (2008) The role of NMDA receptor subtypes in short term plasticity in the rat entorhinal cortex. Neural Plasticity.
  12. Yang, J., Wetterstrand, C. and Jones, R.S.G. (2007) Felbamate but not phenytoin or gabapentin reduces glutamate release by blocking presynaptic NMDA receptors in the entorhinal cortex. Epilepsy Research. 77: 157-164.
  13. Yang, J., Woodhall, G.L. and Jones R.S.G. (2006) Tonic facilitation of glutamate release by presynaptic NR2B-containing NMDA receptors is increased in the entorhinal cortex of chronically epileptic rats. J. Neurosci. 26: 406-410.
  14. Tian DR, Li XD, Wang F, Niu DB, He QH, Li YS, Chang JK, Yang J, Han JS CA. (2005). Up-regulation of the expression of cocaine and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide by electroacupuncture in the arcuate nucleus of diet-induced obese rats. Neuroscience Letters. 383: 17-21.

As PI:

  1. Teaching Development Grant HKU (2019): Mobile electronic platform and electronic resources for histology education, the Histology E Classroom

As Co-I:

  1. HK UGC (University Grants Committee) Tri-ennium Fund for Teaching and Learning (2017-2020): Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education
  2. Teaching Development Grant HKU (2017): Video resources for prosection practical sessions in anatomical sciences
  3. NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme (2009-2010): Investigate retinal neuromechanisms of seasonal affective disorder
  • Member (Research and Scholarship) (2019), Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, HKU
  • Member (since 2016), Timetable Committee, The school of Biomedical Sciences, HKU
  • Member (since 2015), BDSI Assessment Group, The Faculty of Dentistry, HKU

Last update: 2020-02-03