Institute of Neuroscience Shanghai
Institutes for Biological Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Room A0817, The New Life Science Building,
320 Yueyang Road, Shanghai, P.R.China, 200031
The proliferation and differentiation mechanism of neuroepithelial cell
The development mechanism of function of visual neural circuit
2000-2005 The Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D
1996-2000 Zhejiang University,
2005 – 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA.
2010 – 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK
2013 – Now Investigator, the Laboratory of Stem Cells and Neurogenesis, The Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
（1） Bipotent progenitors as embryonic origin of retinal stem cells, Journal of Cell Biology, 2017, Corresponding author.
（2） How Variable Clones Build an Invariable Retina, Neuron, 2012, the first author.
（3） Distinct Signals Conveyed by Pheromone Concentrations to the Mouse Vomeronasal Organ, Journal of Neuroscience, 2010, the first author.
（4） Encoding Gender and Individual Information in the Mouse Vomeronasal Organ, Science, 2008, the first author.
Brain complexity is implemented by astounding diversity of cell types connected in appropriate numbers and combinations. The precise control of neural progenitor/stem cell (NPC/NSC) division and differentiation is a prerequisite for the development and maintenance of circuit integrity, plasticity and regeneration. In the laboratory, our present interest is to develop various genetic and optical tools, by which we hope to gain access to the complete development from single stem (progenitor) cells to their progeny-derived neural circuits in distinct brain regions of zebrafish (Danio rerio), and thereby elucidating the fundamental logics underlying the determination of cell number, neuronal diversity, functional property of neural circuits.
Baijie Xu doctoral candidate 071006-neuroscience
Mei Wang doctoral candidate 071006-neuroscience
Shuguang Yu doctoral candidate 071006-neuroscience
Hui Zhang doctoral candidate 071006-neuroscience
Yan Li doctoral candidate 071006-neuroscience
Lei Du doctoral candidate 071006-neuroscience
Huiwen Qin master degree candidate 071006-neuroscience
Mengmeng Jin master degree candidate 071006-neuroscience