The Yang LabEmotional feeding circuit
The Zhu LabStudying Neural Stem Cells
The Yang LabStudying functional role of glia
The Development and Regeneration group specializes in the mechanisms that control nervous system assembly and repair. This group investigates the regulation of gene expression during nervous system development and regeneration, the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive development of the cerebral cortex, and the mechanisms that underline cellular regeneration in the central nervous system.
Our faculty use a variety of research methods, including computational and behavioral techniques, gene array, real-time PCR, transgenesis, optical imaging, single-cell electrophysiology, and cell culture.