Cho Low


Cho Low
BA, Biology
Boston University
Boston, MA
ME, Biomedical Engineering
Tufts University
Medford, MA
PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Dong Kong, PhD, Adviser



The long-term goal of our lab is to use multidisciplinary technologies to understand the synaptic plasticity and neural circuits of metabolic homeostasis, as well as their contributions to human diseases like obesity and diabetes. My project focuses on the brain-based mechanisms of glucose homeostasis. I am employing mouse and viral genetic methods, optogenetics, pharmcoogenetics, and advanced imaging approach, to characterize a neural circuit emanating from the hypothalamus to control blood glucose.

Back to the Kong Profile Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research