Wayne State University

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Yiqin Yang

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220 Knapp Bldg
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Bio Sketch

Yiqin is a former Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology  at Wayne State University (Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program) and Graduate Research Assistant and student trainee mentored by Naftali Raz in the IOG's Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Lab.

  • Ph.D.  in Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2006-2013
  • Master Degree in Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China 1998-2001
  • College Diploma in Nursing, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,  Nanjing, China  1994-1997
Professional Associations
  • Gerontological Society of America, student member, 2007-present
  • Society for Neuroscience, student member, 2009-present

Raz, N., Yang, Y. Q., Rodrigue, K. M., Kennedy, K. M., Lindenberger, U., & Ghisletta, P.  (2012). White matter deterioration in 15 months: latent growth curve models in healthy adults.  Neurobiology of Aging. 33(2), 429.e1-429.e5. 

Raz, N., Yang, Y., Dahle, C.L., & Land, S. (2012).  Volume of White Matter Hyperintensities in Healthy Adults: Contribution of Age, Vascular Risk Factors, and Inflammation-Related Genetic Variants. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1822, 361-369

Yang, Y. & Cai, H. (2003). A Preliminary research on the characteristics of brain laterality in patients with childhood onset schizophrenia, Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 11(2), 110-112. (Chinese)


Yang, Y. & Raz, N. (2011, November). White matter hyperintensities, metabolic syndrome risk, and cognitive performance in healthy middle-aged and older adults.   Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

Yang, Y., Rodrigue, K. M. & Raz, N. (2009, October). White matter deterioration in less than three years observed in healthy adults. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Chicago, IL.