Yanqiong Zhou


I have always been curious about how our brains generate perception and thoughts.
After completing my PhD in neurobiology, I joined Bruno’s lab as a postdoctoral researcher.
My project here is to study the underlying mechanisms of visual attention.
I hope to investigate three aspects: neural circuitry, electrical activity, signal transduction.
Now I’m working on setting up a virtue reality rig which can record local field potentials from a behaving fly. Combining the powerful genetic tools of Drosophila, I will explore the functional neural circuitry and genes involved in visual attention.

EDUCATION
2006 – 2012 Ph.D. of Neurobiology
Supervisor: Prof. Li Liu, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2002 – 2006 Bachelor of Biomedical engineering in Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

PUBLICATIONS
Li, M., Wen, S., Guo, X., Bai, B., Gong, Z., Liu, X., Wang, Y., Zhou, Y., Chen, X., Liu, L. et al. (2012). The novel long non-coding RNA CRG regulates Drosophila locomotor behavior. Nucleic Acids Res 40, 11714-11727.

Zhou, Y., Ji, X., Gong, H., Gong, Z. and Liu, L. (2012). Edge detection depends on achromatic channel in Drosophila melanogaster. J Exp Biol 215, 3478-87.

Gong, Z., Liu, J., Guo, C., Zhou, Y., Teng, Y. and Liu, L. (2010). Two pairs of neurons in the central brain control Drosophila innate light preference. Science 330, 499-502.

Pan, Y., Zhou, Y., Guo, C., Gong, H., Gong, Z. and Liu, L. (2009). Differential roles of the fan-shaped body and the ellipsoid body in Drosophila visual pattern memory. Learn&Mem 16, 289-95.