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Lanying Song- BM, MM, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

+1 530 754 9341


Research Focus

My research focuses on the role and mechanism of miticondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration and heart disease.

Specialty Focus



1991 BM Preventive Medicine, Henan Medical University, Zhengzhou, China
1994 MM Tumor Epedemiology, Henan Medical University, Preventive Medicine
2003 PhD Pathology, First Military Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Honors and Awards

2008-2010 Shriner Postdoctoral fellowship
2006-2007 Postdoctoral Career Enhancement Award
2000-2003 National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 39900123)


Doctor's license of China

Active Research Grants

Assistant Researcher, Mitochondrial Mechanisms in Optic Neuropathy (Renewal), Gino Cortopassi (Principal Investigator), NIH/NEI

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Peng Y, Song L, Zhao M Harmelink C, Debenedittis P, Cui X, Wang Q, Jiao K Critical roles of miRNA-mediated regulatio of TGFß signalling during mouse cardiogenesis Cardiovasc Res,
  • Link Icon 2012 Song L, Shan Y, Lloyd K, Cortopassi G Mutant Twinkle increases dopaminergic neurodegeneration, mtDNA deletions and modulates Parkin expression doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds365 Human Molecular Genetics,
  • Link Icon 2011 Wang Y, Song L, Zhou CJ The canonical Wnt/B-catenin signaling pathway regulates Fgf signaling for early facial development Dev Biol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Song L, Zhao M, Wu B, Zhou B, Wang Q, Jiao K Cell autonomous requirement of endocardial Smad4 during atrioventricular cushion development in mouse embryos Dev Dyn,
  • Link Icon 2010 Zhou CJ, Wang YZ, Yamagami T, Zhao T, Song L, Wang K Generation of Lrp6 conditional gene-targeting mouse line for modeling and dissecting multiple birth defects/congenital anomalies Dev Dyn,
  • Link Icon 2010 Song L, Li Y, Wang K, Zhou CJ Cardiac neural crest and outflow tract defects in Lrp6 mutant mice Dev Dyn,
  • Link Icon 2009 Song L, Li Y, Wang K, Wang YZ, Molotkov A, Gao L, Zhao T, Yamagami T, Wang Y, Gan Q, Pleasure DE, Zhou CJ Lrp6-mediated canonical Wnt signaling is required for lip formation and fusion Development,
  • Link Icon 2008 Wang YZ, Molotkov A, Song L, Li Y, Pleasure DE, Zhou CJ Activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling reporter in developing mouse olfactory nerve layer marks a specialized subgroup of olfactory ensheathing cells Dev Dyn,
  • Link Icon 2008 Zhou CJ, Molotkov A, Song L, Li Y, Pleasure DE, Pleasure SJ, Wang YZ Ocular coloboma and dorsoventral neuroretinal patterning defects in Lrp6 mutant eyes Dev Dyn,
  • Link Icon 2007 Song L, Fassler R, Mishina Y, Jiao K, Baldwin HS Essential functions of Alk3 during AV cushion morphogenesis in mouse embryonic hearts Dev Biol,