» Dr. Susan Yang

Schmid College of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences, Physics, Computational Science and Engineering
Dr. Susan Yang
Office Location:
Hashinger Science Center 203
(714) 289-2043
Ewha Womans University, Bachelor of Science
George Mason University, Master of Science
George Mason University, Ph.D.

Introduction to Application in Computational Science I and II (BIOL 145)

Research Interests:

Computational and Experimental Biology/Neuroscience
f-MRI modeling
Health and Pollution


Ph.D. George Mason University, VA, Computational Biology/Neuroscience
M.S. George Mason University, VA, Biology/Bioinformatics


Sep, 2008-Present: Professor of Computational Science and Computational Biology
Director of International Science Collaborations
Schmid College of Science and Technology Chapman University

Jan, 2007-Aug 2008: Tenured Associate Professor of College of Science
Director of International Science Collaboration
College of Science, George Mason University

Jan, 2007-Aug 2008: Special Volunteer, Developmental Neurobiology Section
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(NINDS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dec, 2003-Dec, 2006: Research Fellow, Developmental Neurobiology Section NINDS, NIH

Dec, 2000-Nov, 2003: Post Doctoral Fellow, Computational Biology, Epilepsy Center
Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Society:

Society for Neuroscience, September 1996 - present

Professional Activities:

Editor of The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal, Reviews, and Letters (present)

Public Relations:

Nov. 2010 Interviewed by Pat Brennan, science, environment editor at Orange County Register

Nov. 2010 Interviewed by Korean National Newspaper (The Korea Times)

Feb. 2010 Featured as a top-ranked journal on the Infectious Disease portal of the MDLinx website

Feb. 2009 Interviewed by Korean National Newspaper (AP, Yonhap Newspaper)

Dec. 2008 Interviewed by Korean National Newspaper (The Korea Times)

July 2007  Interviewed by Korean National Newspaper (Jungang Ilbo)

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Jacob C. Nordman; Daniel Veltri; Keun-Hang Yang; Lina Al Kury; Yaroslav Shuba; Mohamed Mahgoub; Frank C. Howarth; Bassem Sadek; Amarda Shehu; Nadine Kabbani; Murat Oz (2013), Menthol binding and inhibition of a7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, PLOS ONE, 2013 Jul 23;8(7):e67674. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067674.
K.-H. S. YANG, M. MAHGOUP, A. ASHOOR, C. F. HOWARTH, S. GALADARI, M. OZ (2012), Effects of cannabidiol on human a7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, SFN*2012(Suppl.)
Al Mansouri AS, Al Mansouri AS, Lorke DE, Nurulain SM, Ashor A, Yang Keun-Hang, Petroianu G, Isaev D, Oz M (2012), Methylene Blue Inhibits the Function of a7-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, CNS Neurolo Disord Drug Targets, 11:791-800.
Abrar Ashoor, Dietrich E. Lorke, Syed M. Nurulain, Lina Al Kury, Georg Petroianu, Yang Keun-Hang, and Oz Murat. (2011), “Effects of Phenothiazine Class Antipsychotics on the Funtion of alpha7-Nocptomoc Acetylcholine Receptors”, European Journal of Pharmacology, 673 (Issues 1-3):25-32.
Yang Keun-Hang, D. Isaev, M. Morales, G. Petroianu, S. Galadari, Oz M. (2010), “The effect of ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol on 5-HT3 receptors depends on the current density”, Neuroscience, 171:41-49.
Yang Keun-Hang, Sehamuddin Galadari, Marisela Morales, Toni S. Shippenberg, and Oz Murat(2010), “The Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoid Cannabidiol Inhibits Human 5-HT3 Receptor-Mediated Currents in Xenopus Oocytes”, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutic, 333:547-554.
Prasad Anuup. K., Yang Keun-Hang, El-Askary Hesham. Menas., Kafatos M (2009) "Melting of major Glaciers in the western Himalayas: evidence of climatic changes from long term MSU derived tropospheric temperature trend (1979 - 2008)", Ann. Geophys.
Oz Murat, Yang Keun-Hang, Renaud Leo P, O’Donovan Michael J. (2007) Cholecystokinin B type receptors mediate a G protein-dependent depolarizing action of cholecystokinin (CCK-8s) on rodent neonatal spinal ventral horn neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98(3):1108-14.
Oz Murat, Yang Keun-Hang, Dinc M, Shippenberg TS. (2007) The Endogenous Cannabinoid Anandamide inhibits cromakalim-activated K+ currents in follicle-enclosed xenopus oocytes. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 323(2):547-54.