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I am an instructor in Dr. Gary Steinberg's lab in the Department of Neurosurgery. My main interest is to understand the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms after stroke and to find the therapeutic targets for brain repair and stroke recovery. My PhD. thesis work demonstrated the acute and sustained neuroprotection by the pharmacological hypothermia in ischemic stroke animal model, providing a novel hypothermia treatment for stroke application. Before that, I detected the role of innate immune signaling pathways from toll-like-receptor family in myocardial infarction. My current work focuses on using optogenetic strategies to stimulate the targeted neurons for brain repair after stroke and detecting the neural circuit and molecular mechanisms underlying the stroke recovery.
My current research focuses on:<br/>1) using optogenetic strategies to stimulate targeted neurons for brain repair after stroke. <br/>2) detecting the neural circuit and molecular mechanisms underlying stroke recovery.