Welcome!

April 2021

Located at the Waisman Center of University of Wisconsin-Madison, our laboratory is part of the Department of Neuroscience and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center.   We strive to adapt, develop, and integrate state-of-art approaches to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying neurogenesis and neuronal development.

Contact Phone: (608) 890-4392; follow us: twitter: @lab_zhao


News

We have started recruiting undergraduate researchers again! See our “Positions” page.

Congratulations to Dr. Carissa Sirois (postdoctoral fellow) who receives two highly competitive postdoctoral grants from UW-Madison stem cell center (SCRMC) and Fragile X Research Foundation (FRAXA) to support her studies of human fragile X neurons from patients with divergent cortical excitabilities.

We are excited to welcome postdoctoral fellow Dr. Mariyam Akter to our lab!

We are excited to welcome Soraya Sandoval (Neuroscience Training Program (NTP) to join our lab for her PhD training.

We are excited to welcome Natasha Mendez (Molecular Cellular Pharmacology Training Program, MCP) to join our lab for her PhD training.

We are excited to welcome SuDharsan Kannan back to our lab in spring 2021 as a PhD student of Neuroscience Training Program (NTP)!

Congratulations to Tomer Korabelnikov (UW-Madison Biology graduate, currently research intern in our lab) for being accepted by the medical school of University of Massachusetts!.

Congratulations to Jonathan Le (UW-Madison Biology graduate, currently research intern in our lab) for being accepted by the PharmD program at School of Pharmacy of UW-Madison!.

Our New Publications:

Shen M, Guo Y, Dong Q, Gao, Y, Stockton ME, Li M, Kannan S, Korabelnikov T, Schoeller, AK, Sioris CL, Zhou C, Le J, Chang C,  Sun, Q-Q, Wang D, and Zhao X. FXR1 regulation of parvalbumin interneurons in the prefrontal cortex is critical for schizophrenia-like behaviors. Mol Psychiatry 2021 Apr 16. doi: 10.1038/s41380-021-01096-z. PMID: 33863995. see news release

Joel Richter and Xinyu Zhao: The molecular biology of FMRP: new insights into fragile X syndrome. Nature Review Neuroscience 2021. ( link)

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