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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Zhong-Wei Zhang

Associate Professor of Medicine
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Zhong-Wei Zhang

Associate Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 207-288-6832
Campus: JAX - Bar Harbor, Maine
BS, Biology, Peking University
MS, Neuropharmacology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie,
PhD, Neurophysiology, Université Louis Pasteur
Postdoctoral Training, Laval University
Research synopsis: 

We study the development and function of neural circuits in the brain with the goal of elucidating the mechanisms of developmental brain disorders. We use a variety of experimental approaches, including molecular genetics, electrophysiology, anatomy and behavior analysis. Two major research focuses are 1) mechanisms underlying pruning and strengthening of synapses during early life; and 2) dysfunction of neural circuits in genetic models of autism spectrum disorders.