Dr. Lang Wang received her Ph.D. degree in Neurobiology from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006. She started her postdoctoral research at University of Minnesota in USA from 2006 to 2009, and then joined Dr. Arianna Maffei’s lab at Stony Brook University in New York to continue her postdoctoral work. She was promoted to a Research Scientist in 2014. Her research focused on the effects of multiple forms of neural plasticity on cortical circuit refinement during early postnatal development. In March 2016, Dr. Wang joined ZIINT at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China as an Associate Professor.

Optogenetic approach to study thalamocortical synapses from LGN to V1

Research Interests:

Extensive rewiring of cortical circuits occurs throughout life, which is especially prominent during early postnatal development. The flexibility of cortical circuits is a fundamental property that allows the brain to adapt to changes of internal and external environment. The long-term goal of the lab is to understand how neural plasticity shapes brain function and to find new targets for the treatment of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders.

The ongoing projects include:

1) layer-specific experience-dependent plasticity in the primary sensory cortex;

2) synaptic plasticity of excitatory and inhibitory circuits in the medial prefrontal cortex;

3) from rodents to primates - the physiological roles of neural plasticity in higher-level species.


Lab Members:


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