Members: Hui Zheng Lab

Hui Zheng, Ph.D.



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Pathophysiological studies of Alzheimer’s disease pathways using mouse models

Wei Cao, Ph.D

Associate Professor


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Innate Immunity; Interferon Response; Protein Misfolding; Neurodegeneration; Immunotherapy

Baiping Wang


I study the role of APP in the generation, migration, and morphological differentiation of GABAergic interneurons, under the hypothesis that APP guides the migration of interneurons by regulating Slit-Robo signalling, having discovered novel roles for APP

Fading Chen

Postdoctoral Associate

Daniel Swartzlander

Postdoc Fellow-PhD

I investigate (i) how the hippocampi of wild type and Alzheimer's mouse models age using a combination of RNA-sequencing and cell sorting, and (ii) the role the mTORC2 pathway plays in aging and Alzheimer's Disease.

Yin Xu

Postdoctoral Associate

My current project is to investigate Tcfeb and Atg7 conditional knockout to see the function of autophagy and the lysosome degradation pathway in pathogenic tau degradation and disease progress of tauopathy

Shuqi Du

Research Assistant (GS)

Nicholas E. Propson

Research Assistant (GS)

Nadia Aithmitti

Research Asst II

As research assistant, I perform genotyping for all research personnel of the lab, and carry out tissue sectioning to support the ongoing projects.…

Allysa Cole

Research Assistant

I assist lab members with various aspects of their research including tissue collection, histology, and training of new techniques.

Bianca T Contreras