Yong Song

Dr, GradDipComp Canberra, MD Gianghan, PhD Murd.

  • The University of Western Australia (M409), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Yong Song is a full time academic at the University of Western Australia. He graduated with M.D. degree and Master degree in Respiratory Medicine in China in 1999. He subsequently pursued PhD studies with APAI scholarship and undertook a postdoctoral position at School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University. Since 2010, he was appointed Assistant Research Professor in the Centre for Neonatal Research and Education, UWA.

Funding overview

Research Development Awards, UWA
UWA Research Collaboration Awards
The Ada Bartholomew Medical Research Trust, Ada Bartholomew Grant
Starter Grant, Women and Infants Research Foundation


Dr Song’s research focused on the neonatal respiratory biology. He is particularly interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying functional and phenotypic changes of the neonatal respiratory system in response to prenatal and postnatal injuries. He has extensive experience in developmental regulation, molecular signalling, cellular pathways, oxidative stress, epigenetic regulation and mitochondrial dysfunction, which render him capable of deciphering the fundamental mechanisms of newborn respiratory diseases.


  • Respiratory biology
  • Respiratory diseases of preterm birth
  • Diaphragm dysfunction
  • Cellular and molecular pathways
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress

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Research Output 2009 2019

Western oropharyngeal and gut microbial profiles are associated with allergic conditions in Chinese immigrant children

Guo, J., Lv, Q., Ariff, A., Zhang, X., Peacock, C. S., Song, Y., Wen, X., Saiganesh, A., Melton, P. E., Dykes, G. A., Moses, E. K., LE Souëf, P. N., Lu, F. & Zhang, G., 1 Aug 2019, In : The World Allergy Organization Journal. 12, 8, 100051.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Life Style
Western Australia
Food Hypersensitivity


Shan, Y., Noble, P., York, E., Zhang, B. & Song, Y., Nov 2018, In : Respirology. 23, p. 65-66 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

5 Citations (Scopus)

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of vitamin D in food allergy

Poole, A., Song, Y., Brown, H., Hart, P. H. & Zhang, G. B., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 22, 7, p. 3270-3277 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Food Hypersensitivity
Vitamin D
DNA Methylation
7 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical significance of circulating microRNAs as markers in detecting and predicting congenital heart defects in children

Song, Y., Higgins, H., Guo, J., Harrison, K., Schultz, E. N., Hales, B. J., Moses, E. K., Goldblatt, J., Pachter, N. & Zhang, G., 27 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Translational Medicine. 16, 1, 42.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Congenital Heart Defects
Atrial Heart Septal Defects
Cardiovascular Diseases

Cord Blood IL-12 Confers Protection to Clinical Malaria in Early Childhood Life

Song, Y., Aguilar, R., Guo, J., Manaca, M. N., Nhabomba, A., Berthoud, T. K., Khoo, S. K., Wiertsema, S., Barbosa, A., Quintó, L., Laing, I. A., Mayor, A., Guinovart, C., Alonso, P. L., Lesouëf, P. N., Dobaño, C. & Zhang, G. B., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 10860.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fetal Blood

Projects 2012 2017