Lead Investigator Bio

Chu Laboratory
Hong-Yuan Chu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurodegenerative Science
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Areas of expertise: Synaptic physiology, cellular physiology, plasticity, neuromodulation, neural circuitry, electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, Parkinson’s disease


Hong-Yuan Chu received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica. He then completed postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Mental Health and Northwestern University. In 2019, he joined Van Andel Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science as an assistant professor. Dr. Chu serves as a reviewer for eLife, Journal Parkinson’s Disease, the Frontiers journals, and others. He is the recipients of several awards, including the prestigious 2020 BBRF Young Investigator award.

Society memberships

International Basal Ganglia Society
American Society for Neuroscience