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Positions open (March 23, 2020):

Contact: (Dr. Binhai Zheng)

About the Zheng Research Group at UCSD

We are a group of scientists in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego. Our lab uses genetically modified mice to study why axons in the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) have such a limited ability to regenerate following injury. The insight gained from our research is directly relevant to the design of therapeutic interventions for spinal cord injury, white matter stroke and certain neurodegenerative disorders. There are excellent groups of scientists at UCSD to interact with on neural injury and regeneration. UCSD and neighboring institutions provide a vibrant neuroscience and biomedical science research community.

News & Events

1/1/20 Former postdoc fellow Dr. Meifan (Amy) Chen starts her own lab at the University of Kentucky. Congratulations, Amy!!!

7/1/19 Carmine Chavez-Martinez joins the lab as a Ph.D. student.

5/1/19 Dr. Daniel Romaus-Sanjurjo joins from University of Santiago de Compostela.

1/15/19 Dr. Joshua Sanchez joins from the Milligan lab at the University of New Mexico.

5/1/18 Junmi Saikia joins the lab as an MD/Ph.D. student.

4/27/18  Jess successfully defended her thesis focusing on neuron intrinsic and extrinsic control of axon sprouting after CNS injury. See pictures.

3/27/18  Amy's paper on LZK (MAP3K13) in astrocyte reactivity is now published in Cell Reports. See the blog post from UC San Diego Health. This was a collaboration with Yishi Jin's lab at UC San Diego and Mark Goldberg's lab at UT Southwestern.

3/1/18 Dr. Jae Mun Kim joins the lab after defending his Ph.D. dissertation at the Knowles lab at USC.

11/13/17  Mini-Symposium "In vivo Imaging of CNS Injury and Disease" co-organized by Dr. Binhai Zheng (UCSD) and Dr. Katerina Akassoglou (UCSF) is well attended at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. See summary article on the mini-symposium published in Journal of Neuroscience.

4/27/17  Cedric will join Texas A&M as a a tenure-track assistant professor. Congrats, Cedric!!!

4/11/17  The 2017 San Diego Spinal Cord Injury and Repair Symposium held at UCSD Faculty Club (sponsored by Paralyzed Veterans of America). See pictures.

10/19/16  Jess' preview article on the synaptic stabilization hypothesis of CNS axon regeneration comes out in Neuron.

10/17/16  The 2016 UCSD Neural Injury and Regeneration Symposium. See program and pictures.

9/7/16  Amy heads for UT Southwestern Dallas.

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