Yong is a molecular biologist and biochemist with over 6 years of post-degree experience in academia and industry. Prior to joining BIOAGE, Yong worked at Edison Pharmaceuticals and Cytokinetics on projects studying redox biology, bioenergetics, and metabolism. He developed and executed biochemical and cellular assays for small molecule drug discovery programs. Yong conducted his post-doctoral research on Sirt3 regulation of cellular respiration and metabolism at the Gladstone Institutes. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale University studying the mitohormetic theory of aging.