• 310 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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My research focuses on the pathological mechanisms of glaucoma. The characteristic events occurring during progression of glaucoma are the death of nerve cells in the eye (retinal ganglion cells) and damage to the optic nerve. We are testing the hypothesis that transcription factors, the proteins controlling gene expression, and astrocytes—one type of supporting cell in the nervous system—play a crucial role in both events. Therefore, my efforts are dedicated to understanding the interaction of nerve cells and astrocytes, and to reveal the roles of transcription factors in neuronal cell death, particularly through the activation of astrocytes.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Pharmacology and Neuroscience, UNT Health Science Center

MS in Immunology, Peking Union Medical College

BS in Microbiology, Yunnan University

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Retinal Ganglion Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Glaucoma Medicine & Life Sciences
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Up-Regulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Astrocytes Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2004 2018

  • 310 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 16 Article
5 Citations (Scopus)

Targets of neuroprotection in glaucoma

He, S., Stankowska, D. L., Ellis, D. Z., Krishnamoorthy, R. & Yorio, T., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 34, 1-2, p. 85-106 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retinal Diseases
Western World
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Aqueous Humor
CCAAT-Enhancer-Binding Proteins
Endothelin Receptors
food law
Endothelin B Receptors
7 Citations (Scopus)

Sigma-1 receptor regulates mitochondrial function in glucose-and oxygen-deprived retinal ganglion cells

Ellis, D. Z., Li, L., Park, Y., He, S., Mueller, B. & Yorio, T., May 2017, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 58, 5, p. 2755-2764 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retinal Ganglion Cells
Mitochondrial Membrane Potential
Electron Transport Complex IV
8 Citations (Scopus)

Upregulation of the endothelin A (ETA) receptor and its association with neurodegeneration in a rodent model of glaucoma

McGrady, N. R., Minton, A. Z., Stankowska, D. L., He, S., Jefferies, H. B. & Krishnamoorthy, R. R., 1 Mar 2017, In : BMC Neuroscience. 18, 1, 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endothelin A Receptors
Intraocular Pressure
5 Citations (Scopus)

Involvement of ampa receptor and its flip and flop isoforms in retinal ganglion cell death following oxygen/glucose deprivation

Park, Y. H., Broyles, H. V., He, S., McGrady, N. R., Li, L. & Yorio, T., Feb 2016, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 57, 2, p. 508-526 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

AMPA Receptors
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Protein Isoforms
Cell Death