Yong Song

Dr, GradDipComp Canberra, MD Gianghan, PhD Murd.

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

    6009 Crawley


If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

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

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

  • 10 Similar Profiles
Diaphragm Medicine & Life Sciences
Diaphragms Chemical Compounds
Myosin Heavy Chains Medicine & Life Sciences
Lipopolysaccharides Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Hypersensitivity Medicine & Life Sciences
Economic Inflation Medicine & Life Sciences
Gestational Age Medicine & Life Sciences
Resuscitation Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2012 2017

Research Output 2009 2018

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
Open Access
Congenital Heart Defects
Atrial Heart Septal Defects
Cardiovascular Diseases
Gestational Age
Myosin Heavy Chains

Dual responses of CD14 methylation to distinct environments: a role in asthma and allergy

Song, Y., Khoo, S-K., Lee, K. H., Mäkelä, M., Haahtela, T., LeSouëf, P. & Zhang, G. B. Dec 2017 In : The European Respiratory Journal. 50, 6, 1701228

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

1 Citations

Environment changes genetic effects on respiratory conditions and allergic phenotypes

Song, Y., Schwager, M. J., Backer, V., Guo, J., Porsbjerg, C., Khoo, S. K., Laing, I. A., Moses, E. K., LeSouëf, P. & Zhang, G. 24 Jul 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 6342

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Genetic Association Studies