Jinghui Dong


Jinghui Dong 
BS, Biology
Wuhan University
Wuhan, PRC  
PhD, Neurobiology
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai, PRC
Lead Scientist
Philip Haydon, PhD, Adviser



Accumulated evidence has indicated that glial dysfunction contributes significantly to a wide range of neurological diseases including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Therefore, understanding the glial biology and its involvement in brain homeostasis and pathogenesis offers great potential for developing strategies to treat these neurological disorders by specifically targeting glial cells. My research interest has been focused on the role of glial cell in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. A variety of approaches including molecular and cellular biology, viral vector-medicated cell targeting, two-photon in vivo imaging and behavioral studies have been involved in my research.

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