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Zhong, Yi
Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Office Phone: 010-62772273
Email: zhongyi@biomed.tsinghua.edu.cn
[Research Focus] Using drosophila models to study molecular and cellular bases of neurogenetic disorders affecting cognition.
[Education & Experience] 2004-Present Director, Tsinghua-IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research Profesor, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University
1997-present Adjunct Faculty Appointment at Department of Neurobiology, SUNY
2001-2006 “Yangtze River Scholars” Professor, Adjunct Appointment at Department of Biological Science & Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2004-present Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Cold Spring Harbor
1998-2004 Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Cold Spring Harbor
1995- 1998 Senior Staff Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Cold Spring Harbor
1992- 1995 Staff Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Cold Spring Harbor
1985-1991 PhD., Department of Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1982-1984 M.S., Department of Biotechnology and Biological Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
1978-1982 B.S., Department of Nuclear Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
[Selected Publications]

1. Shuai Y, Hu Y, Qin H, Campbell RA, Zhong Y*. (2011) Distinct molecular underpinnings of Drosophila olfactory trace conditioning. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108: 20201-20206.

2. Shao L, Shuai Y, Wang J, Feng S, Lu B, Li Z, Zhao Y, Wang L, Zhong Y*.(2011) Schizophrenia susceptibility gene dysbindin regulates glutamatergic and dopaminergic functions via distinctive mechanisms in Drosophila. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108: 18831-18836.

3. Shuai Y, Zhang Y, Gao L, Zhong Y*. (2011) Stress resistance conferred by neuronal expression of Dominant-Negative Rac in adult Drosophila melanogaster. J. Neurogenetics 25(1-2): 35-39.

4. Shuai Y, Lu B, Hu Y, Wang L, Sun K, Zhong Y*. (2010) Forgetting is regulated through Rac activity in Drosophila. Cell 140:579-89.

5. Chiang HC, Wang L, Xie Z, Yau A, Zhong Y*. (2010) PI3 kinase signaling is involved in Aβ-induced memory loss in Drosophila. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:7060-7065.

6. Pagani MR, Oishi K, Gelb BD, Zhong Y*. (2009) The phosphatase SHP2 regulates the spacing effect for long-term memory induction. Cell 139:186-98.

7. Song Q, Sun K, Shuai Y, Lin R, You W, Wang L, Zhong Y*. (2009) Suppressor of hairless is required for long-term memory formation in Drosophila. J. Neurogenetics 23: 405-411.

8. Liu X, Yuan X, Sun K, Shuai Y, Song Q, Wang L, Shao L, Zhao X, Lv Y, Lv Y, Wang L, Zhong Y*. (2008) Genomic screen for expression pattern in adult Drosophila brains in vivo by enhancer trap method and establishment of expression database. Prog Biochem Biophysics 35: 645-649.

9. Lu Y, Lu YS, Shuai Y, Feng C, Tully T, Xie Z, Zhong Y*, Zhou HM*. (2007) The AKAP Yu is required for olfactory long-term memory formation in Drosophila. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(34):13792-7.

10. Qian M, Pan G, Sun L, Feng C, Xie Z, Tully T, Zhong Y*. (2007) Receptor-like tyrosine phosphatase PTP10D is required for long-term memory in Drosophila. J Neurosci 27:4396-402.

11. Ge X, Hannan F, Xie Z, Feng C, Tully T, Zhou H, Xie Z, Zhong Y*.(2004) Notch signaling in Drosophila long-term memory formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10172-6.

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