Jun Ding Lab Stanford University School of Medicine

Welcome to the Ding Lab

The interplay between motor cortex, sensory cortex, thalamus and basal ganglia is essential for neural computations involved in generating voluntary movements.  Our goal is to dissect the functional organization of motor circuits, particularly cortico-thalamo-basal ganglia networks, using electrophysiology, 2-photon microscopy, optogenetics, and genetic tools.

The long-term scientific goal of the Ding Lab is to construct functional circuit diagrams and establish causal relationships between activity in specific groups of neurons, circuit function, animal motor behavior and motor learing, and, thereby, to decipher how the basal ganglia process information and guide motor behavior.  We will achieve this by investigating the synaptic organization and function that involve the cortex, thalamus and basal ganglia at the molecular, cellular and circuit level.

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Jun Ding, PhD


Office: (650) 723-5222 | Lab: (650) 736-9360

Nichole Zito

Administrative Associate, NEUROSURGERY

Office: (650) 736-2817  

Ding Lab

Stanford University | School of Medicine

290 Jane Stanford Way, 

Stanford, CA, 94305