- AddressFlorey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Song Yao completed his PhD at Monash University investigating the role of purines in central control of the cardiovascular system. He moved to the UK in 2003 for his post-doctoral training in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Bristol Heart Institute at the University of Bristol. He was awarded a British Heart Foundation Basic Science Intermediate Research Fellowship in 2007. His group’s main focus was investigating the central changes associated with cardiovascular disease with a specific focus on heart failure. In 2011, he returned to Australia to join the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health where he now heads the Neurovascular Biology Laboratory in the Systems Neurophysiology Division. His laboratory is currently investigating the effects of blood-brain barrier disruption and central autonomic dysfunction in animal models of hypertension and heart failure.