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 Dan Zhang, an MD/PhD student in the lab, for being selected as a Blavatnik Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Biomedical Graduate Studies program at Penn!
We are excited to announce that Caroline Vissers, a graduate student in the lab, will be starting her own lab at UCSF in February of 2020!
Her lab will study molecular regulation of the epitranscriptome with applications in neural development and disease.