Focus of Work
Dr. Dong’s lab research interests focuses on the mechanisms of neurodegeneraton and related disorders. Two ongoing NIH funded projects include using a combination of human and mouse genetics to identify novel genes and pathways that give rise to schizophrenia; additionally, using a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease to investigate the relationship and mechanisms between stress and Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.
NeuroscienceNeurobiologyAlzheimer's DiseaseNeurogeneticsPsychiatryDementiaCognitive NeuroscienceAging
Education and Certification
- MD: Zhunyi Medical College (1983)
- PhD: West China University, Neurobiology (1992)
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Institutes and Centers
Visit Hongxin Dong's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.