Dr. Lin Xu (BSc, 1985 at Nanchong Normal University, China; MSc, 1990 at Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS, China; PhD, 1998 at Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland) is a Professor of Neuroscience, Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS. Using the rodent and tree shrew models of depression, addiction, PTSD and AD, pharmacological tools, PET/CT, optogenetic and virus tracing techniques, microelectrode array and fEPSP recordings in freely moving animals, Dr. Xu’s laboratory is trying to address how memory is stored and retrieved by the hippocampus, and how abnormality of memory mechanisms contribute to neuropsychiatric disorders and AD. He has published over 100 research articles including Nature, Cell, Neuron, PNAS and JNS. He also has developed two novel drugs, KMBZ009 and CXZ123 for the treatment of AD and depression respectively, both of which are under clinical trial phase II in China.
Biography Updated on 19 July 2016