Prof. He Jufang and his research team, after discovering in 2014 that the neuromodulator, "Cholecystokinin" (CCK), plays a key role in memory formation, Recently, Studies have found that high frequency electrical stimulation can induce CCK release, while CCK release is controlled by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. This study will provide the basis for new treatments that will help patients recover their memories in the future.More News & Achievements
We hope that our laboratory can contribute to our understanding on how we remember events, how we attend to specific sensory inputs and how we think. At the same time, we hope that we can translate our understanding to clinical applications.
Currently we are focusing on the following questions:
We adopted a wide range of methodology including electrophysiological, optogenetic, behavioral, pharmacological and molecular methods to answer questions listed above.
Prof. Jufang He