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.
Congrats to Ting Zhao and Yan Hong on their recent publication in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology!
May 24, 2019
Publication Title: Loss of chromatin modulator Dpy30 compromises proliferation and differentiation of postnatal neural stem cells
Congrats to Qian et al. on their recent publication in Development on brain organoids!
April 16, 2019
Publication Title: Brain organoids: advances, applications and challenges
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!