Lawrence Howard Young MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Yale Cardiovascular Research Center | Diabetes Research Center

Research Interests

Myocardial ischemia; Metabolic adaptation to hypoxic stress; Cardio-protection; Cardiomyopathy; LKB1-AMPK pathway; Diabetes  more...


  • AB, Brown University, 1976
  • M.D., Yale University, 1980

Selected Publications

  • Li J, Qi D, Cheng H, Miller EJ, Wu X, Russell, KS, Mikush N, Zhang J, Xiao L, Sherwin RS, Young LH. Urocortin 2 autocrine/paracrine and pharmacologic effects to activate AMP-activated protein kinase in the heart. PNAS 2013; in press.
  • Zaha VG, Young LH. AMP-activated protein kinase regulation and biological actions in the heart. Circ Res. 2012; 111:800-814.
  • Kim AS, Miller EJ, Wright TM, Li J, Qi D, Atsina K, Zaha V, Sakamoto K, Young LH. A small molecule AMPK activator protects the heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Mol Cell Cardiol, 2011;51:24-32.



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