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Our Research

We are a group of scientists in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego. Using genetically modified mice, we 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.

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January 1, 2020

Former postdoc fellow Dr. Meifan (Amy) Chen starts her own lab at the University of Kentucky. Congratulations, Amy!

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July 1, 2019

Carmine Chavez-Martinez joins the lab as a Ph.D. student.

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July 15, 2019

Dr. Joshua Sanchez joins from the Milligan lab at the University of New Mexico.

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Contact: Binhai Zheng, Ph.D.
Phone: 858-822-5807
Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0691, La Jolla, CA 92093-0691
Location: Leichtag Building, Room 332-II, JJ, KK La Jolla, CA 92093-0691

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