The institute currently has 16 faculty members, including 11 principal investigators
and 5 associate investigators.
Our faculty are listed alphabetically below.
CHEN Yu studies the molecular basis of synapse development and plasticity, and pathological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders.
LI Xiang Investigate the molecular and circuitry mechanism of prion-like proteins in stress disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
LU Zhonghua Investigates the basic principles underlying the molecular, morphological, and functional specificity of neural circuits involved in brain disorders.
Robert Konrad Naumann
Robert Konrad Naumann The evolution of functional circuits in the cerebral cortex.
TU Jie A combination of optogenetic and pharmacogenetic manipulation reveal the neural substrates in control of innate anxiety expression.
WANG Hong Central nervous system control of metabolic homeostasis.
WANG Liping investigates neural circuitry of emotion, focusing on the subcortical-cortical interaction by optogenetics, electrophysiology and animal behavior.
YANG Fan investigates the neural circuits which regulate the bone metabolism and homeostasis of stem cells.
ZHAN Yang combines electrophysiology, animal behavior and computational methods to study the neural circuits underlying behavior.
ZHOU Huihui investigates the brain mechanisms underlying visual cognitive functions and related behaviors in non-human primates.
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.