V.Wee Yong PhD

Dr. V. Wee Yong is a Professor at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Oncology at The University of Calgary. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong co-directs the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) NeuroTeam of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, providing the basic science leadership, and he directs the Alberta MS Network. Dr. Yong’s research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS remyelination, and his projects are guided by MS, spinal cord injury and brain tumors.  Dr. Yong has published 280 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into Phase III clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury.  His work has been cited over 17,000 times by other authors (Web of Science, h-index of 74). Dr. Yong’s volunteer activities for the MS community resulted in him receiving the Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Year Medallion.  Dr. Yong is on the editorial board of 7 international journals and he is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation journal. He is the immediate past-President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong is an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010) and the Royal Society of Canada (2014). He was recently awarded the Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine for his many discoveries in MS.