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 Caroline Vissers for being a winner of the 2018 Lasker Foundation Essay Contest!
June 27, 2018
Congratulations to Yi-Lan Weng and collaborators on their recent publication in Neuron!
January 17, 2018
Yi-Lan's paper, Epitranscriptomic m6A Regulation of Axon Regeneration in the Adult Mammalian Nervous System, is now published in Neuron.
Summer Research Symposium
July 27, 2018
Summer research interns and rotating graduate students in the lab presented their summer projects in the lab's first Summer Research Symposium!