Dr. Zemin Wang
M.D./Ph.D., Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Research, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, USA.
I got my M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Fudan University in China. During my graduate school period, I was trained as electrophyiologist. I investigated the effects of neursteroids on neurotransmission of prefrontal cortex using this technique. And then I came to Harvard University to pursue my postdoctoral training. I studied electrical synapses plasticity at Center for Brain Science of Harvard University and traumatic brain injury induced epileptogenesis at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Now I am working at Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Disease in Brigham and Women?s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Here I am investigating the synaptotoxic activity of Alzheimer brain-derived A-beta. My current work found that soluble A-beta from mild cognition impaired patients brain extracts suppressed the LTP in hippocampal brain slices by disturbing the excitatory and inhibitory balance.
Alzhimers Disease, Epilepsy, Psychological disorders, Learning and memory, Chemical synapses plasticity and Electrical synapses plasticity.