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Hongxin  Dong, MD, PhD

Hongxin Dong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Zhunyi Medical College (1983)
  • PhD: West China University, Neurobiology (1992)



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