Yong, Wee

Calgary, Canada

Yong, Wee

Calgary, Canada

Prof. V. Wee Yong

Hotchkiss Brain Institute and
Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Oncology

Dr. Wee Yong is a Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. He co-leads the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) NeuroTeam at the university and he directs the provincial Alberta MS Network. Dr. Yong’s research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS regeneration, and his projects are guided by MS and brain tumors.  Dr. Yong has published 310 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into Phase III clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury; he has received national funding for a Phase I/IIa trial in glioblastoma.  His work has been cited over 21,000 times (web of science; h-index of 81). Dr. Yong is a past chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the MS Society of Canada. He has been the President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (2014-2016) and he continues to co-direct its Global Schools of Neuroimmunology (with Dr. Gianvito Martino). Dr. Yong is an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the 2017 Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine winner.