We are two laboratories interested in understanding mechanisms underlying brain functions, including decision-making, learning and memory, sleep and adult neurogenesis. We use rodent animal models and various molecular, electrophysiological and imaging techniques to determine how a certain brain function is regulated by lipids, neuron ensembles, neuron-glia interactions, neurovascular coupling, and neural circuits. Furthermore, we extend our research from adult to aging animals, seeking insights into neurological disorders of aging.
June 25, 2020 - Allen PF Chen received Graduate Student Organization's distinguished travel award (DTA).
April 30, 2020 - A former Md/PhD student, Gregory Kirschen, interviewed by Deeper Levels: From early Medical School graduation to an inpatient Covid unit: An (interim) intern’s experience
Dec 05, 2019 - Chih-hao Yang's Cell Reports. paper is accepted.
Sep 24, 2019 - Pan-tong Yao's Mol. Brain. paper is accepted.
Jul 25, 2019 - Jia Wang's
Nat. Commun. paper is online. Highlighted on BrainPost
Jun 27, 2019 - Jia Shen's Neuron paper is online.
Apr 03, 2019 - Allen PF Chen receives F30 research fellowship award from NRSA NIDCD.
Jan 24, 2019 - Liang Chen's Nat. Commun. paper is online.Continue Reading...
Oct 01, 2018 - Rachel Kery receives F30 research fellowship award from NRSA NIMH.
Jul 01, 2018 - Jia Shen receives AHA predoctoral fellowship.
Fall 2017 - Rachel Kery receives Excellence in Teaching Assitance Award