Dr. J Austin Yang is a Program Director in Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegeneration Branch in the Division of Neuroscience. Dr. Yang received his B.A. from National Taiwan University and earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Irvine, where he also completed his postdoctoral training. He was a tenured faculty member at the University of Southern California and the University of Maryland between 2001 and 2015. His primary research and teaching interests were in using mass spectrometry, bioinformatic and proteomic approaches to address many issues in the areas of protein misfolding diseases and cancer biology. Dr. Yang joined the NIA in 2015 and his primary responsibility is managing and developing research programs on the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease.