Dong Kong, PhD


Assistant Professor of Neuroscience



BSc, Biochemistry, Nanjing University
PhD, Genetics & Molecular Biology, MARC & Nanjing University
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital


Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 711C
Laboratory: Arnold 7

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2736
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience


Research Synopsis

The long-term interest of our laboratory is to bridge molecular, cellular, and system approaches to understand the neuronal modulation and circuitry involved in the pathogenesis of neurological diseases. Specifically, we are currently leveraging and combining a cornucopia of cutting-edge technologies, from genetically engineered mouse models, recombinant viral vectors and viral tracing system, optogenetic and pharmacogenetic approaches, patch-clamp electrophysiology, to 2-photon laser scanning microscopy and 2-photon laser uncaging methods (2PLSM/2PLU), to explore the molecular and circuit mechanisms underlying feeding related behaviors and metabolic homeostasis.


Lab Members

Chris Bartolome, PhD Student in Neuroscience  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Cheng-Hao Chien, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Samantha Howard, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Cho Low, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Peng Wang, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Jie Xu, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Xinchi Yi, Research Assistant  Send an e-mail

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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