Molecular mechanisms regulating mammalian axon regeneration

Seminar Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Seminar Series

Fengquan Zhou, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Depts of Orthopedic Surgery and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The overall goal of Dr. Zhou’s research is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying development of the mammalian nervous system. Specifically, they are interested in understanding how neurons generate their complex morphology and form proper circuitries during development and how neurons regenerate to restore connections after brain or spinal cord injuries.

Lunch will be provided.

Hosted by: Dr. Lei Lei

Biography

Dr. Fengquan Zhou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry from Nanjing University in Nanjing, China and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from State University of New York in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Zhou went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill in Neuroscience.

Dr. Zhou has received several research grant awards from foundations such as; Whitehall Foundation, March o Dimes Birth Defect Foundation, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and The Graig H. Neilsen Foundation. He has also received young investigator awards by NARSAD - The Mental Health Research Association and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sponsors

Center for Excellence in Neurosciences

Contact

cen@une.edu

Nov12012
12:00 PM
Alfond Room 106

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public