Lin Xu obtained his B.S. degree in 1985 at Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China; M.S. degree in 1990 at Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS, Yunnan, China; and Ph.D. degree in 1998 at Trinity College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. He is a Professor of neuroscience at Kunming Institute of Zoology, Yunnan, China. 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, Xu’s laboratory is trying to address how memory is stored and retrieved by the hippocampus and how abnormality of memory mechanisms contributes to neuropsychiatric disorders and AD. He has published over 100 research articles in 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 23 October 2016