Christopher M. Fang-Yen, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department: Neuroscience
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
210 S 33rd St
240 Skirkanich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-8422
BS (Physics and Mathematics)
Stanford University, 1995.
PhD (Physics)
MIT, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research Interests:
Neurobiology and behavior in C. elegans; Biology of Aging; Technology development

C. elegans

Rotation Projects:
Please contact Chris Fang-Yen

Lab Personnel:
Matt Churgin
Anthony Fouad
Patrick McClanahan
Hongfei Ji
Areta Jushaj
Miguel de la Torre

Selected Publications

McClanahan Patrick D, Xu Joyce H, Fang-Yen Christopher: Comparing Caenorhabditis elegans gentle and harsh touch response behavior using a multiplexed hydraulic microfluidic device. Integrative biology : quantitative biosciences from nano to macro 9(10): 800-809, Oct 2017.

Churgin Matthew A, McCloskey Richard J, Peters Emily, Fang-Yen Christopher: Antagonistic Serotonergic and Octopaminergic Neural Circuits Mediate Food-Dependent Locomotory Behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 37(33): 7811-7823, Aug 2017.

Fouad Anthony D, Pu Shelley H, Teng Shelly, Mark Julian R, Fu Moyu, Zhang Kevin, Huang Jonathan, Raizen David M, Fang-Yen Christopher: Quantitative Assessment of Fat Levels in Caenorhabditis elegans Using Dark Field Microscopy. G3 (Bethesda, Md.) 7(6): 1811-1818, Jun 2017.

Churgin Matthew A, Jung Sang-Kyu, Yu Chih-Chieh, Chen Xiangmei, Raizen David M, Fang-Yen Christopher: Longitudinal imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans in a microfabricated device reveals variation in behavioral decline during aging. eLife 6, May 2017.

McCloskey Richard J, Fouad Anthony D, Churgin Matthew A, Fang-Yen Christopher: Food responsiveness regulates episodic behavioral states in Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of neurophysiology 117(5): 1911-1934, May 2017.

Iannacone Michael J, Beets Isabel, Lopes Lindsey E, Churgin Matthew A, Fang-Yen Christopher, Nelson Matthew D, Schoofs Liliane, Raizen David M: The RFamide receptor DMSR-1 regulates stress-induced sleep in C. elegans. eLife 6, Jan 2017.

Luyten Walter, Antal Peter, Braeckman Bart P, Bundy Jake, Cirulli Francesca, Fang-Yen Christopher, Fuellen Georg, Leroi Armand, Liu Qingfei, Martorell Patricia, Metspalu Andres, Perola Markus, Ristow Michael, Saul Nadine, Schoofs Liliane, Siems Karsten, Temmerman Liesbet, Smets Tina, Wolk Alicja, Rattan Suresh I S: Ageing with elegans: a research proposal to map healthspan pathways. Biogerontology 17(4): 771-82, Aug 2016.

Trojanowski Nicholas F, Raizen David M, Fang-Yen Christopher: Pharyngeal pumping in Caenorhabditis elegans depends on tonic and phasic signaling from the nervous system. Scientific reports 6: 22940, Mar 2016.

Bais Swarna, Churgin Matthew A, Fang-Yen Christopher, Greenberg Robert M: Evidence for Novel Pharmacological Sensitivities of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) Channels in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 9(12): e0004295, Dec 2015.

Trojanowski Nicholas F, Nelson Matthew D, Flavell Steven W, Fang-Yen Christopher, Raizen David M: Distinct Mechanisms Underlie Quiescence during Two Caenorhabditis elegans Sleep-Like States. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 35(43): 14571-84, Oct 2015.

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Last updated: 10/31/2017
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