Neural circuits and neurodegeneration

Chu Laboratory
The Chu Lab aims to identify the cellular and synaptic mechanisms that contribute to progressive degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic cells and the circuit mechanisms that underlie the devastating motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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April 2021
Dr. Hong-yuan Chu has been awarded a five-year, $2.38 million R01 grant (no. R01NS121371) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health. The funding will support research into how the brain’s circuitry is affected by Parkinson’s disease.*
*This content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Dec. 2020
Chetan Nagaraja PhD, joins us as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome, Chetan!

Sept. 2020
Dr. Hong-yuan Chu is awarded a prestigious NARSAD grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Sept. 2020
Dr. Hong-yuan Chu co-chaired the 2020 Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease sympsosium

March 2020
Research Technician Samuel Daniels joined the lab

Sept. 2019
Dr. Liqiang Chen joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow

Join the Chu Team!

The Chu Lab always seeks outstanding candidates for postdoctoral fellows. Please send your inquiry to Dr. Chu for potential opportunity.