Plasticity of Neural Circuits Lab

Lang Wang, Ph.D.

Research Interests:

Excitatory and inhibitory plasticity;

Cortical circuits;

Neuropsychiatric disorders


Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. degree in Neurobiology from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006. Then she started her postdoctoral research at University of Minnesota for studying the plasticity of hippocampal-prefrontal synapses. In 2009 she moved to the State University of New York at Stony Brook and joined Dr. Arianna Maffei’s lab to continue her postdoctoral work. During this period, her research focused on exploring multiple forms of synaptic plasticity underlying cortical circuit refinement in early postnatal development. She was promoted to a Research Scientist in 2014. In April 2016, Dr. Wang joined the Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technology of Zhejiang University as an Associate Professor. Combining multiple approaches including optogenetics, electrophysiology, molecular/cellular, imaging and behavioral assays, her group will continue investigating the organization and properties of different types of cortical circuits during development, as well as the physiological roles of experience-dependent cortical plasticity.