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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Dong Kong

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Dong Kong

Dong Kong

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Office phone: 617-636-2736
Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 711C
Laboratory: 
Arnold 7
Education: 
BSc, Biochemistry, Nanjing University
PhD, Genetics & Molecular Biology, MARC & Nanjing University
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
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: