Assistant Scientist and Principal Investigator: Haining Zhong
Lab Phone Number:
Phone: (503) 494-5458
Haining Zhong Lab
Vollum Institute, L474
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Current Lab Members
Dale 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 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 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 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.
Weihong Xiong (xiongw AT ohsu.edu)
PhD, Beijing University
Weihong is a staff scientist who joined the lab in March 2015. He has extensive experience in electrophysiology and also excels in molecular biology and microscopy. Weihong uses 2-photon microscopy in slice preparation combined with any other applicable methods to examine protein dynamics and synaptic heterogeneity in neurons.
|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||Principle Investigator, Montana Molecular, LLC|