Dr. William Yong obtained a Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley and a Masters degree in Biology (Cellular and Molecular) at San Francisco State University. For the Masters degree, he studied the AIDS retrovirus while in the laboratory of Professor Jay Levy at UCSF. He attended medical school at UCLA where he completed his Honors thesis research with Professor Harry Vinters and graduated as a Deans Scholar. He trained in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he worked in the molecular neuro-oncology laboratory of Dr. David Louis. He completed his neuropathology fellowship at UCLA. He was the Director of Neuropathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Yong is currently a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Chief of Neuropathology at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Translational Resource as well as of the UCLA Neuropathology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Yong's biobanking background also includes NIH-funded AIDS, stroke and Alzheimer programs. His research interests span brain tumor neuropathology and biobanking.