MSc/PhD Program
Yu Zhao
First Name:
Yu

Last Name:
Zhao

Country:
China

 



Yu Zhao

EDUCATION

College / University:
Tongji University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biotechnology

Lab Experience:
Drosophila genetics, dissection, microscopy and behavior analysis, basic molecular biology and biochemistry

Projects / Research:
2013- 2015: National Basic Research Program of China: APLP1 promotes dFoxO-dependent cell death in Drosophila.
2012- 2015: Shanghai Student Innovation Training Program: Genetic screen for Alzheimer’s disease-related genes using a Drosophila model.

Scholarships:
2016 - 2017: Stipend by the international Max Planck Research School
2013 - 2014: Academic Scholarhip of Tongji University
2012: National Encouragement Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Education of China

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My current interest centers on the localization of brain functions, especially the high level cognitive functions such as language abilities. As far as I am concerned, there is still a big gap between global brain functions and neural circuit structures. I hope to contribute to the understanding of biological basis and the dynamic working mechanisms of the cognitive functions.