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Li Lu   Ph.D  
Phone +86 871 65155338
Zip Code 650223
   Education and Appointments:

2019.9 –         Principal Investigator, Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS

2016.4 - 2019.9   Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

2015.9 - 2016.3   Researcher (postdoc), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

2009.3 - 2015.8   Ph.D in Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

2007.5 - 2009.2   Research assistant, University of Heidelberg, Germany

2005.9 - 2007.4   Master of Science in Molecular Biosciences, University of Heidelberg, Germany

2001.9 - 2005.7   Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, Peking University

  Professional Services
   Research Interests:

Our laboratory’s major interest is to explore the neural basis of (i) episodic memory coding, (ii) spatial coding in 3D space and (iii) neurodegenerative diseases, by combining in vivo electrophysiology, animal model and pharmacological methods.

  Supported Projects:
  Public Services:

Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship 2016-2019

  Selected Publications:

1.     Xenia Gofman*; Gilad Tocker*; Shahaf Weiss; Charlotte N. Boccara; Li Lu; May-Britt Moser; Edvard I. Moser; Genela Morris; Dori Derdikman#, Dissociation between postrhinal cortex and downstream parahippocampal regions in the representation of egocentric boundaries, Current Biology, 2019 Jul 31. pii: S0960-9822(19)30852-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.007. [Epub ahead of print].

2.     Richard J. Gardner#*; Li Lu; Tanja Wernle; May-Britt Moser; Edvard I. Moser#, Correlation structure of grid cells is preserved during sleep, Nature Neuroscience, 2019 Apr;22(4):598-608. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0360-0. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

3.     Albert Tsao#*; JΦrgen Sugar; Li Lu; Cheng Wang; James J. Knierim; May-Britt Moser; Edvard I. Moser#, Integrating time from experience in the lateral entorhinal cortex, Nature, 2018.9, 561(7721):57-62.

4.     Li Lu#*; Briana Popeney; J. David Dickman; Dora E. Angelaki, Construction of an improved multi-tetrode hyperdrive for large-scale neural recording in behaving rats, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2018.5.9, (135).

5.     Li Lu#*; Kei M. Igarashi; Menno P. Witter; Edvard I. Moser; May-Britt Moser#, Topography of place maps along the CA3-to-CA2 axis of the hippocampus, Neuron, 2015.9.2, 87(5):1078-1092.

6.     Kei M. Igarashi#*; Li Lu; Laura L. Colgin; May-Britt Moser; Edvard I. Moser#, Coordination of entorhinal–hippocampal ensemble activity during associative learning, Nature, 2014.6.5, 510(7503):143-147.

7.     Li Lu#*; Jill K. Leutgeb#*; Albert Tsao; Espen J. Henriksen; Stefan Leutgeb; Carol A. Barnes; Menno P. Witter; May-Britt Moser; Edvard I. Moser#, Impaired hippocampal rate coding after lesions of the lateral entorhinal cortex, Nature Neuroscience, 2013.7.14, 16(8):1085-1093.

8.     Sheng-jia Zhang*; Ming Zou; Li Lu; David Lau; Desiree A. W. Ditzel; Celine Delucinge-Vivier; Yoshinori Aso; Patrick Descombes; Hilmar Bading#, Nuclear calcium signaling controls expression of a large gene pool: identification of a gene program for acquired neuroprotection induced by synaptic activity, PLoS Genetics, 2009.8.14, 5(8).

  Research Team:

Laboratory Staff

Ms. Chengji Li, Lab manager,

Ms. Chu Deng, Research assistant,

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