2005-2012 Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2001-2005 B.S. in Biological Science
2020-present Assistant Investigator
Chinese Institute of Brain Research, Beijing
2012-2020 Postdoc Scholar
University of California, San Francisco
The Wang lab is interested in the homeostatic regulation of metabolism-related physiology and behaviors. Our current research focuses on dissecting the neural circuitry of anterior hypothalamus in rodents, with two major directions studying 1) the body temperature control mediated by the preoptic area and 2) the circadian clock mediated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Our long-term goal aims towards the mechanistic understanding of mammalian hibernation and its potential application in clinics.
The research in the Wang lab is oriented by scientific questions, but not certain technique. Modern neuroscience research emphasizes the integration of multidisciplinary approaches; we thus employ diverse set of experimental strategies in our research programs, including but not limited to electrophysiology, real-time imaging, optogenetics, neuronal tracing, single-cell RNA-seq, mass-spec, and animal behavior analysis. We are also actively involved in developing novel technology for neuroscience research.