Zheng Lab Group


Positions open (February 2018):

Postdoc position opening, spinal cord injury research background preferred

Contact: bizheng@ucsd.edu (Dr. Binhai Zheng)

About the Zheng Research Group at UCSD 

We are a group of scientists in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego. Our lab uses genetically modified mice to study why axons in the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) have such a limited ability to regenerate following injury. The insight gained from our research is directly relevant to the design of therapeutic interventions for spinal cord injury, white matter stroke and certain neurodegenerative disorders. There are excellent groups of scientists at UCSD to interact with on neural injury and regeneration. UCSD and neighboring institutions provide a vibrant neuroscience and biomedical science research community.

News & Events 

7/25/18  Jess' paper on cell type specific function of Nogo, a myelin inhibitor, is published in Experimental Neurology.

5/2/18  See our spotlight article for a recent paper on fibrotic scar after spinal cord injury.

4/27/18  Jess successfully defended her thesis focusing on neuron intrinsic and extrinsic control of axon sprouting after CNS injury. See pictures.

3/27/18  Amy's paper on LZK (MAP3K13) in astrocyte reactivity is now published in Cell Reports. See the blog post from UC San Diego Health. This was a collaboration with Yishi Jin's lab at UC San Diego and Mark Goldberg's lab at UT Southwestern.

11/13/17  Mini-Symposium "In vivo Imaging of CNS Injury and Disease" co-organized by Dr. Binhai Zheng (UCSD) and Dr. Katerina Akassoglou (UCSF) is well attended at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. See summary article on the mini-symposium published in Journal of Neuroscience.

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