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Dr. Y. Zhang PhD, MD, FRCPC, MB-BS Faculty, Psychiatry

Assistant Professor

About Dr. Y. Zhang

Education

  • 2004 - Ph.D., Mental Health, Peking University, Health Science Center, Beijing, China, The genetic association study of FZD3, FGF2 and NRG1 genes in the patients of schizophrenia in Chinese Han Population.
  • 1999 - M.D., Peking University Health Science Center (Beijing Medical University), Beijing, China 

Credentials

  • 2016-present - Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), No. 2315854
  • 2011-present - College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS), License No.110884
  • 2014-2014 - College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, License(CPSA), No.023986
  • 2012 - Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), No. 120754

Appointments

  • 2016-present - Adjunct Professor, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • 2016-present - Psychiatrist, Student Health Service, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • 2016-present - Psychiatrist, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • 2016-present - Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada



Teaching

Courses - University of Saskatchewan

  • 2016-17 - Psychiatry, Third year Psych Clinical interview and review 
  • 2015-16 - Psychiatry, Third year Psych Clinical interview and review
  • 2014-15 - Psychiatry, Third year Psych Clinical interview and review
  • 2013-14 - Psychiatry, Third year Psych Clinical interview and review
  • 2012-13 - Psychiatry, Third year Psych Clinical interview and review

Courses - University of Manitoba 

  • 2007-10 - Psychiatry Resident Neuroscience sessions, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine 

Selected Publications

  1. Zhu, S., Wang, J., Zhang, Y., He, J., Kong, J., Wang, J., Li, X.-M. (2017). The role of neuroinflammation and amyloid in cognitive impairment in an APP/PS1transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2017 Feb 12. doi: 10.1111/cns.12677.
  2. Li, J., Zhang, L., Zhang, Y., Deng, B., Bi, X. (2016). Misdiagonsis of spinal subacture comnied degeneration in a patient a patient with elevated serum B12 concentration and sensory deficit level. Neurol Sci. 2016 Apr 4. doi: 10.1007/s10072-016-2566-1. PMID: 27043950
  3. Qiao, J., Wang, J., Wang, H., Zhang, Y., Zhu, S., Adilijiang, A., Guo, H., Zhang, R., Guo, W., Luo, G., Qiu, Y., Xu, H., Kong, J., Huang, Q., Li, X-M. (2015). Regulation of astrocyte pathology by fluoxetine prevents the deterioration of Alzheimer phenotypes in an APP/PS1 mouse model. Gila. 2015 Oct 8. doi: 10.1002/glia.22926. PMID: 26446044
  4. Zhu, S., Wang, J., Zhang, Y., Li, V., Kong, J., He, J., Li, X-M. (2014). Unpredictable chronic mild stress induces anxiety and depression-like behaviors and inactivates AMP-activated protein kinase in mice. Brain Research doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.06.002. PMID: 24971831
  5. Wang, J., Zhu, S., Wang, H., He, J., Zhang, Y., Adilijiang, A., Zhang, H., Hartle, K., Guo, H., Kong, J., Huang, Q., Li, X-M. (2014). Astrocyte-dependent protective effect of quetiapine on GABAergic neuron is associated with the prevention of anxiety-like behaviors in aging mice after long-term treatment. Journal of Neurochemistry 2014 Sep;130(6):780-9. doi 10.1111/jnc.12771. PMID: 24862291.
  6. Wang, J., Qiao, J., Zhang, Y., Wang, H., Zhu, S., Zhang, H., Hartle, K., Guo, H., Guo, W., He, J., Kong, J., Huang, Q., Li, X-M. (2014). Desvenlafaxine prevents white matter injury and improves the decreased phosphorylation of the rate-limiting enzyme of cholesterol synthesis in a chronic mouse model of depression. Journal of Neurochemistry doi: 10.1111/jnc.12792. PMID: 24934403.
  7. Wang, J., Zhang, Y*., Xu, H., Zhu, S., Wang, H., He, J., Zhang, H., Guo, H., Kong, J., Huang, Q., Zhang, Y., Li, X-M. (2014). Fluoxetine improves behavioral performance by suppressing the production of soluble β-amyloid in APP/PS1 mice. Current Alzheimer Research 11 (7), 672-680. PMID: 25115542.
  8. Zhang, H., Zhang, Y*., Xu, H., Wang, L., Adilijiang, A., Wang, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, D., Tan, Q., Kong, J., Huang, Q,, Li X-M. (2014). Olanzapine ameliorates neuropathological changes and increases IGF-1 expression in frontal cortex of C57BL/6 mice exposed to cuprizone. Psychiatry Research 216(3):438-45. PMID: 24613202.
  9. Hayes, K., Buist, R., Vincent, T., Thiessen J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, H., Wang, J., Summers, A., Kong, J., Li, X-M., Martin, M. (2014). Comparison of manual and semi-automated segmentation methods to evaluate hippocampus volume in APP and PS1 transgenic mice obtained via in vivo magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 15;221:103-11. PMID: 24092239.
  10. Thiessen, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, H., Wang, L., Buist, R., Del Bigio, M., Kong, J., Li, X-M., Martin, M. (2013). Quantitative MRI and ultrastructural examination of the cuprizone mouse model of demyelination. NMR in Biomedicine 26(11):1562-81. PMID: 23943390.