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Nengyin Sheng, PhD

 

As a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Roger Nicoll, I am investigating the molecular mechanisms of glutamate receptor trafficking and synaptic plasticity at glutamatergic synapses. My long-term goal is to combine the usage of eletrophysiology and molecuar and cellular biology to study the mechanisms underlying synapse pathology in psychiatric and neurologic disease.

Before joining the Nicoll lab, I obtained a BSc in Biology at Nankai University in Tianjin and a PhD in Developmental Biology at Insititute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (China Academy of Sciences) in Shanghai. For my doctoral work with Dr. Naihe Jing, I studied molecular mechanisms of the crosstalk between BMP and retinoic acid pathways during neurogenesis, as well as functional mechanisms of BMP signal during neural determination of embryonic stem cells.

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