Background and activities

Our research focuses on epigenomic regulation of functionally specialized neuronal ensembles and neural circuits in the spatial memory coding system. Our projects are multidisciplinary, incorporating various sophisticated and advanced technologies in different research fields, e.g. neuroanatomy with high-quality imaging studies, in vivo / in vitro neuronal recording with behavior paradigms, transcriptomic and epigenomic sequencing and bioinformatic analysis, and etc. Our work aims to link the epigenomic and transcriptional diversity to the functional complexity of neurons and neural networks beyond animals’ behavioral phenotypes. Uncovering novel molecular mechanisms underlying neural coding of the spatial navigation system will lay the foundation for understanding brain computations, for resolving cognitive decline during normal and/or pathological aging, and for developing potential treatments of brain diseases.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications