ZHAO Wen-Jie

ZHAO Wen-Jie

PostDoc. / Assistant investigator


Dr. Zhao did his PhD program in Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), his PhD degree was issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU).

Research: I join Dr. Liping Wang’s lab in 2017. I am interested in signals coding and sensory-motor learning dynamics of neural circuitry in awake animals. During my PhD training, I made the first in vivo dual whole-cell recordings in both superficial and deep layers in the neocortex of awake mice. In the following projects, I will apply in vivo patch clamp recordings in awake behaving animals and combine with state-of-art circuitry manipulation technologies.

1. Zhao WJ*, Kremkow J*, Poulet J. Translaminar cortical membrane potential synchrony in behaving mice. Cell Reports 15, 2387-2399.(2016)
2. Milenkovic N, Zhao WJ*, Walcher J*, Albert T*, Siemens J, Lewin G,Poulet J. A somatosensory circuit for cooling perception in mice. Nature Neuroscience 17(11): 1560-1566 (2014)
3. Ji M, Zhao WJ, Dong LD, Miao Y, Yang XL, Sun XH, Wang Z. RGS2 and RGS4 modulate melatonin-induced potentiation of glycine currents in rat retinal ganglion cells. Brain Research 1411: 1-8 (2011)
4. Zhao WJ, Zhang M, Miao YY, Yang XL*, Wang Z*. Melatonin potentiates glycine currents through a PLC/PKC signalling pathway in rat retinal ganglion cells. The Journal of Physiology(London), 588 : 2605-2619(2010).(cover paper)