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Tufts University School of Medicine

Jinghui Dong

Lead Scientist
Department: Neuroscience

Jinghui Dong

Lead Scientist
Department: Neuroscience

Phone ​617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BS, Biology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PRC
  • PhD, Neurobiology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, PRC

Research synopsis

Accumulated evidence has indicated that glial dysfunction contributes significantly to a wide range of neurological diseases including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Therefore, understanding the glial biology and its involvement in brain homeostasis and pathogenesis offers great potential for developing strategies to treat these neurological disorders by specifically targeting glial cells. My research interest has been focused on the role of glial cell in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. A variety of approaches including molecular and cellular biology, viral vector-medicated cell targeting, two-photon in vivo imaging and behavioral studies have been involved in my research.