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Peng Cao, Ph.D, Prof.

Principal Investigator

State Key Laboratory of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, IBP

brain neurodegenerative disorders and neuropsychiatric disorders


Fax:010-64871293,Zip code:100101

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Biography & Introductions

1996-2000   Peking UniversityB.Sc

2000-2005   Institute of Biophysics, CAS, Ph.D.

2005-2008   Baylor College of MedicinePostdoctoral Associate

2008-2012   Stanford University/HHMIResearch Associate

2012-current  Institute of Biophysics, CASPrinciple Investigator

Research Interest

In this laboratory, we are studying two major classes of brain disease: neurodegenerative disorders and neuropsychiatric disorders, using methods including molecular genetics, electrophysiology, live-cell imaging, behavioral analysis, neural stem cell biology, deep sequencing and drug virtual screening. We are warmly inviting talented students and scholars with different background to join us!

Cao et al., 2013 Journal of Neuroscience

Fu et al., Unpublished

Selected publications

Congping Shang, Zhihui Liu, Zijun Chen, Yingchao Shi, Qian Wang, Su Liu, Dapeng Li, and Peng Cao*, A parvalbumin-positive visual pathway to trigger fear responses in mice. Science 348(6242):1472-77(2015) (* Correspondence)

Peng Cao*, Xiaofei Yang, and Thomas Südhof*, Complexin Activates Exocytosis of Distinct Secretory Vesicles Controlled by Different Synaptotagmins. The Journal of Neuroscience 33(4): 1714-27(2013) (* Correspondence)

Peng Cao, Anton Maximov, and Thomas Südhof*, Activity-dependent IGF1 exocytosis is controlled by the Ca2+-sensor synaptotagmin 10. Cell 145(2) 300–11 (2011).

Yan Yang, Peng Cao, Yang Yang, and Shu-Rong Wang*, Corollary discharge circuits for saccadic modulation of the pigeon visual system. Nature Neuroscience 11, 595–602 (2008).

Peng Cao, Yong Gu, and Shu-Rong Wang*, Visual neurons in the pigeon brain encode the acceleration of stimulus motion. The Journal of Neuroscience 24, 7690–7698 (2004).

From Peng Cao, 2015-06-26 update 

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