Principal Investigators

The institute currently has 31 faculty members, including 14 principal investigators, 12 associate investigators, 2 professors of engineer and 1 senior engineer.

Our faculty are listed alphabetically below.


BAO Jin  Modulation of synaptic transmission and its dysfunction in mental diseases. Read more


CHEN Yu  Studies the molecular basis of synapse development and plasticity, and pathological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders. Read more

HUANG Tianwen

HUANG Tianwen  The neural mechanisms of pain and the interaction of pain and body homeostasis.疼痛的神经基础以及疼痛与躯体脏器的相互作用。 Read more

LIU Chang

LIU Chang   Investigates neural mechanisms of sleep, learning and memory Read more

LI Xiang

LI Xiang  Investigate the molecular and circuitry mechanism of prion-like proteins in stress disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Read more

LI Xiaojian

LI Xiaojian  The key technologies for Brain-Computer Interface and Neuromorphic Intelligence
脑机智能融合技术实验室 Read more


LU Yi  Director of the Shenzhen Engineering Lab for Brain Activity Mapping Technologies (BAMT) Read more

LU Zhonghua

LU Zhonghua  Investigates the basic principles underlying the molecular, morphological, and functional specificity of neural circuits involved in brain disorders. Read more

MENG Zhiqiang

MENG Zhiqiang  Behavioral pharmacology and electrophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders such as drug addiction, anxiety and schizophrenia. Read more

Robert Konrad Naumann

Robert Konrad Naumann   The evolution of functional circuits in the cerebral cortex. Read more

SUN Jianyuan

SUN Jianyuan  Dr. Sun’s primary interest is to understand the presynaptic mechanism of synaptic short term plasticity and how it impacts neuronal information encoding. Read more

TU Jie

TU Jie  A combination of optogenetic and pharmacogenetic manipulation reveal the neural substrates in control of innate anxiety expression. Read more

WANG Cheng

WANG Cheng    Investigate neural underpinnings of episodic memory and spatial navigation Read more


WANG Hong  Central nervous system control of metabolic homeostasis. Read more

WANG Liping

WANG Liping  Investigates neural circuitry of emotion, focusing on the subcortical-cortical interaction by optogenetics, electrophysiology and animal behavior. Read more


YANG Fan  Investigates the neural circuits which regulate the bone metabolism and homeostasis of stem cells. Read more

XU Fuqiang

XU Fuqiang  Development tools for neuro-circuit study and therapeutical purposes Read more


ZHAN Yang  Combines electrophysiology, animal behavior and computational methods to study the neural circuits underlying behavior. Read more

ZHU Yingjie

ZHU Yingjie  

Understand how brain circuits mediate motivated behavior and how disruption of these circuits leads to various kinds of neuropsychiatric disorders such as drug addiction and depression.

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ZHOU Tao  To investigate the exact role of RNA methylation (m6A) in different brain functions and diseases, especially in learning memory and mental disorders such as PTSD and depression. Read more

WANG Yutian

WANG Yutian  Investigates the fundamental mechanisms controlling synaptic transmission among neurons in the brain, and the dysfunction of these mechanisms in the pathogenesis of brain disorders such as epilepsy, stroke, and learning deficits. Read more

BI Guoqiang

BI Guoqiang  Decoding brain circuits and plasticity Read more

Lau Pakming

Lau Pakming  Circuit Dynamics Underlying Brain Function and Disorders Read more

ZHANG Xiaokang

ZHANG Xiaokang  Nervous system disease-related membrane protein structure Read more

陶长路 TAO Changlu

陶长路 TAO Changlu  PhD, Associate Investigator Research Directions: (1) Multi-model nano-imaging techniques; (2) Ultrastructure and molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission and plasticity; (3) In situ structures of macromolecules by cryo-ET and sub-tomogram averaging. Office Phone: Email: Read more