Functional Neurogenesis and Epigenetic/Epitranscriptomic Mechanisms in the Nervous System
Research in Dr. Hongjun Song's laboratory focuses on two core topics: (1) neural stem cell regulation and neurogenesis in the developing and adult mammalian brain and how these processes affect neural function; (2) epigenetic and epitranscriptomic mechanisms and their functions in the mammalian nervous system. The lab is also interested in addressing how dysfunction of these mechanisms may be involved in brain disorders.
As a newly established group at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, we are looking forward to being a part of the community at Penn. At this time, we are seeking Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students to join the lab. In addition, the lab is always looking for Undergraduate Students who are enthusiastic about stem cell, neurobiology and epigenetic research. Please contact us to inquire about opportunities within our lab.
Congratulations to Ki-Jun Yoon and his collaborators on their paper on the molecular mechanism underlying the impact of Zika virus on cortical neurogenesis
August 17, 2017
By systematically introducing individual proteins encoded by ZIKV into the embryonic mouse cortex, we show that expression of ZIKV-NS2A, but not Dengue virus (DENV)-NS2A, leads to reduced proliferation and premature differentiation of radial glial cells and aberrant positioning of newborn neurons.
Guo-li Ming, MD, PhD, and Hongjun Song, PhD, Appointed Professors of Neuroscience by Penn Medicine
March 09, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine welcomes Drs. Ming & Song to the Department of Neuroscience.