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

Welcome SuDharsan Kannan, 2017 summer Khorana scholar, to join us as a full time research intern!

New Awards!

Yina Xing receives 2018 Friends of Waisman Center Academic Staff award.Xinyu Zhao receives National Fragile X Research Award from NFXF (see here)


New about fragile X (see article).

New publications:

“Reducing histone acetylation rescues cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome” Nature Communications June 27 2018 (see link) and news release

“Human Adult Neurogenesis: Evidence and Remaining Questions” Cell Stem Cell April 2018 (the paper)

” Loss of MeCP2 in immature neurons leads to impaired network integration” Human Molecular Genetics, see preprint 

Regulatory Discrimination of mRNAs by FMRP Controls Mouse Adult Neural Stem Cell Differentiation” PNAS (in press)

“Human Models Are Needed for Studying Human Neurodevelopmental Disorders” Zhao and Bhattacharyya, American Journal of Human Genetics 2018 (link)