Zhong Lab

Assistant Scientist and Principal Investigator: Haining Zhong

Lab Phone Number:
(503) 494-9185

Faculty Support
Teresa Newton
Grants/Contracts Coordinator
Phone: (503) 494-5458
E-mail: newtont@ohsu.edu


Mailing Address
Haining Zhong Lab
Vollum Institute, L474
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098


Haining Zhong Lab Photo, 2011, at the Portland Art MuseumFrom left:
Haining Zhong, Dale Fortin, Guang Yang, Shane Tillo, Brian Long, Danielle Robinson, Geng-Lin Li


Dale FortinDale Fortin  (fortind AT ohsu.edu)
PhD, University of Connecticut

Dale joined the lab in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has extensive experience in electrophysiology and biochemistry and will utilize 2-photon microscopy to examine mechanisms underlying synaptic function and plasticity. Dale is the recipient of a 2013 Tartar Research Fellowship.




Sheng MiaoSheng Miao  (miaos AT ohsu.edu)
PhD, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Science

Sheng is experienced in molecular biology and neuronal disease models. He joined the lab in 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow and is examining the synaptic and circuitry mechanisms underlying animal aggression behaviors.





Maozhen QinMaozhen Qin  (qinm AT ohsu.edu)
Bachelor in Nursing

Maozhen obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing in China and has been working as a research assistant since 2008. She joined the Zhong lab in 2011 where she quickly became the "go-to" person for genotyping, culturing slices, performing animal surgeries, and maintaining the inventory of lab supplies. Outside of work, Maozhen enjoys camping and hiking.



Danielle RobinsonDanielle Robinson  (robidani AT ohsu.edu)
BA, Rutgers University

Danielle is a graduate student who joined the lab in 2012 and brings expertise in electron microscopy (EM) from her previous training. She is developing novel methods of preparing brain tissue that will facilitate the examination of synaptic structures by super-resolution microscopy (PALM). These methods will permit the systematic examination of the spatial organization of critical synaptic proteins in intact brain tissue at a previously unattainable level of resolution. She hopes to further correlate PALM images with EM to determine how the synaptic proteins are organized in the context of cellular ultrastructure at the EM level. Danielle is an ARCS scholar and a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.



Name Years in Lab Lab Position Current Position
Geng-Lin Li 2011 Research Associate Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Guang Yang 2011–2012 Postdoc Postdoc, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Portland
Brian Long 2010–2013 Postdoc Scientist, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle