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

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.

Fang-Yen Christopher, Alkema Mark J, Samuel Aravinthan D T: Illuminating neural circuits and behaviour in Caenorhabditis elegans with optogenetics. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 370(1677): 20140212, Sep 2015.

Choi Wonjun, Kim Moonseok, Kim Donggyu, Yoon Changhyeong, Fang-Yen Christopher, Park Q-Han, Choi Wonshik: Preferential coupling of an incident wave to reflection eigenchannels of disordered media. Scientific reports 5: 11393, Jun 2015.

Churgin Matthew A, Fang-Yen Christopher: An Imaging System for C. elegans Behavior. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 1327: 199-207, 2015.

Trojanowski Nicholas F, Fang-Yen Christopher: Simultaneous Optogenetic Stimulation of Individual Pharyngeal Neurons and Monitoring of Feeding Behavior in Intact C. elegans. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 1327: 105-19, 2015.

Han Q Joyce, Witschey Walter R T, Fang-Yen Christopher M, Arkles Jeffrey S, Barker Alex J, Forfia Paul R, Han Yuchi: Altered Right Ventricular Kinetic Energy Work Density and Viscous Energy Dissipation in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Pilot Study Using 4D Flow MRI. PloS one 10(9): e0138365, 2015.

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