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
ZHONG LAB 2011
Haining Zhong, Dale Fortin, Guang Yang, Shane Tillo, Brian Long, Danielle Robinson, Geng-Lin Li
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.
Brian Long (longbr AT ohsu.edu)
PhD, University of Oregon
Brian is a physicist experienced in single molecule tracking in living cells. Since joining the lab in 2010, he set up a super-resolution photoactivated localization microscope (PALM) that achieves ~15 nm resolution (>10X better than confocal microscopy) and is examining the molecular dynamics of critical synaptic proteins in hippocampal neurons. Brian is a recipient of a Tartar Research Fellowship.
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. Outside of work, Maozhen enjoys camping and hiking.
Danielle 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.
Shane Tillo (tillo AT ohsu.edu)
BS, Montana State University
Shane joined the lab in 2010 as a graduate student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program. He is examining novel mechanisms that govern the compartmentalization and specificity of cAMP/PKA signaling events. His approach combines electrophysiology with a variety of optical methods (e.g., 2-photon fluorescence imaging, 2-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging and 2-photon glutamate uncaging). Shane is an ARCS scholar and a recipient of a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship and a Tartar 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||Shriners Hospitals for Children, Portland|