University of Illinois at Chicago,
Departments of Psychiatry (M/C 912)
1601 W Taylor St, Suite 566,
Chicago, IL 60612

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M Lin, A Kumar, and S Yang*, “Two-dimensional J-resolved LASER and semi-LASER spectroscopy of human brain”, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013, (in press) (* corresponding author)

M Lin, A Kumar, and S Yang*, “Two-dimensional semi-LASER correlation spectroscopy with well-maintained cross peaks”, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013, (in press) (* corresponding author)

A Kumar, S Yang, O Ajilore, M Wu, R Charlton, and M Lamar, “Subcortical biophysical abnormalities in patients with mood disorders”, Molecular Psychiatry, 2013 (in press)

S Yang*, A Belcher*, S Chefer, DB Vaupel, C Schindler, EA Stein, Y Yang, “Withdrawal from long-term methamphetamine self-administration ‘normalizes’ neurometabolites in rhesus monkeys: A 1H MR spectroscopy study”, Addiction Biology, 2013 (in press) (* equal contribution to this paper)

M Lamar, R Charlton, O Ajilore, A Zhang, S Yang, T Barrick, E Rhodes, and A Kumar, “Prefrontal vulnerabilities and whole brain connectivity in aging and depression”, Neuropsychologia, 2013 (in press)

R Charlton, M Lamar, A Zhang, S Yang, O Ajilore, and A Kumar, “White matter tract integrity in late-life depression: associations with severity and cognition”, Psychological Medicine, 2013 (in press)

O Ajilore, M Lamar, A Leow, A Zhang, S Yang, and A Kumar, “Graph theory analysis of cortical-subcortical networks in late-life depression”, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2013, (in press)

A Zhang, O Ajilore; L Zhan, J GadElkarim, L Korthauer, S Yang, A Leow, A Kumar, “White matter tract integrity of anterior limb of internal capsule in major depression and type 2 diabetes”, Neuropsychopharmacology , 2013 , vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 1451-1459, 2013

A Zhang, A Leow, O Ajilore, M Lamar, S Yang, J Joseph, J Medina, L Zhan, A Kumar, “Quantitative tract-specific measures of uncinate and cingulum in major depression using diffusion tensor imaging”, Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 959-967, 2012.

X Zhang, TJ Ross, BJ Salmeron, S Yang, Y Yang, and EA Stein, “Real-time fMRI feedback: single subject task-related BOLD signal artifact”, Human Brain Mapping, vol. 32, no.4, pp. 592-600, 2011.

S Yang, BJ Salmeron, TJ Ross, ZX Xi, EA Stein, and Y Yang, “Lower glutamate levels in rostral anterior cingulate of chronic cocaine users – a 1H-MRS study using TE-averaged PRESS at 3T with an optimized quantification strategy”, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, vol. 174,no.3, pp. 171-176, 2009.

H Lu, S Yang, Y Zuo, S Demny, EA Stein, and Y Yang, “Real-time animal functional magnetic resonance imaging and its application to neuropharmacological studies”, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 26, no.9, pp. 1266-1272, 2008.

S Yang, J Hu, Z Kou, and Y Yang, “Spectral simplification for resolved glutamate and glutamine measurement using a standard STEAM sequence with optimized timing parameters at 3, 4, 4.7, 7, and 9.4 Tesla”, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 236-244, 2008.

S Yang, TJ Ross, and Y Yang, “Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging and its applications”, Chapter V, page 129-153, in Lars N. Bakker (Ed.), Brain Mapping Research Developments, ISBN 978-1-60456-007-7, Nova Science Publishers Inc., Hauppauge, NY, USA, 2008.

J Hu*, S Yang*, X Yang, Q Jiang, Y Yang, and EM Haacke, “Simultaneous detection of resolved glutamate, glutamine, and ɣ-aminobutyric acid at 4 Tesla”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol. 185, no. 2, pp. 204-213, 2007. (* equal contribution to this paper)

S Yang, TJ Ross, Y Zhang, EA Stein, and Y Yang, “Head-motion suppression using real-time feedback of motion information and its effects on task performance in fMRI”, NeuroImage, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 153-162, 2005.

Y Yang, H Gu, TJ Ross, W Zhan, and S Yang, “Single-shot magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques and their applications”, Chapter 8, page 241-280, in Cornelius T. Leondes (Ed.), Medical Imaging Systems Technology (a 5-Volume Set, ISBN 981-256-364-4) - Modalities (the second volume, ISBN 981-256-992-8), World Scientific Publishing Co., Hackensack, NJ, USA, 2005.

Shaolin Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physics in Psychiatry and Radiology
Director of Neuro Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Psychiatry

Dr. Yang received training in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) at Cornell University, University of Pittsburgh, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/the National Institutes of Health (NIH), respectively, where he was involved with the development of new 1H MR spectroscopy methods (including optimized 1D spectroscopy, 2D J-resolved spectroscopy, and spectral editing) to noninvasively measure neurotransmitters Glutamate and GABA and other metabolites such as Glutamine and Glutathione in research of normal brain function, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders. He also developed methods in real-time functional MRI (fMRI) for neurofeedback, magnetization transfer (MT) imaging to examine the integrity of white matter and gray matter, perfusion MRI for measurement of cerebral blood flow and volume, and resting-state fMRI techniques to study the functional connectivity. Recently, he involves some projects using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The goal is to integrate these multimodal approaches (MRS, MT, fMRI, and DTI) to study brain function and develop efficient therapies in treatment of psychiatric disorders (including major depression with diabetes and substance abuse). Dr. Yang moved from NIDA/NIH to UIC in 2009.

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, magnetization transfer imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging; diabetes and major depression, late-life depression, substance abuse.

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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