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

Current Lab Members

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.



Joshua MelanderJoshua Melander  (melander AT ohsu.edu)
BA, Whitman College

A graduate of Whitman College's Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology program, Josh spent several years glued to a confocal microscope investigating the molecular and cellular events that initiate experience-dependent morphological plasticity. Josh is now using in-vivo 2-photon microscopy and novel transgenic mouse lines to better understand the dynamics of excitatory synapses on inhibitory interneurons. When not in the lab, Josh enjoys playing jazz and classical violin in a number of ensembles throughout the Pacific Northwest.


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. She became lab manager in 2014. Outside of work, Maozhen enjoys camping and hiking.


Lab Alumni

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
Shane Tillo 2010–2013 NGP Student Postdoc, Wolf Almers Lab, Vollum Institute