Postdocs

Keyong Li

Keyong Li, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Bayliss Lab, Pinn Hall 5013

email: kl4jd@virginia.edu
phone: 434-982-4466

My current study is how central chemoreceptors modulate respiration when exposed to high CO2 or the pH changed in blood in development. Phox2b (+) neurons in Retrotrapezoid Nucleus (RTN) are intrinsically sensitive to pH and play a vital role in regulating respiration. My study is focusing on the developmental changes of their pH-sensitivity and excitability. Multiple techniques including patch clamp, PCR, immunohistochemistry, imaging are used to investigate the ion channels in RTN neurons which are contributing to the developmental changes from cellular level to molecular level. Finally, the identified ion channels will be tested in whole animal model using in vivo gene transfer. The goal is to illuminate the mechanisms of modulation neuronal excitability and of respiration in development.

Sudip Pandit, PhD

Research Associate
Zhu Lab, Pinn Hall 5025

email: sp4sj@virginia.edu
phone: 434-243-9562

I am mainly interested in identifying the cortical interneurons in layer 6 and their circuit. With the help octuple patch clamp recording, immunohistochemistry and neurolucida technique, we try to match the physiology and anatomy of the neurons. We classify the neurons based on various anatomical and physiological features.

Yu-Hsin (Eva) Chu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Bayliss Lab, Pinn Hall 5013

email: yc6p@virginia.edu
phone: 434-982-4466

I am interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms that coordinate inter-cellular communications, particularly via ion channels. My current research focuses on investigating (patho)physiological functions and regulatory mechanisms for an ATP-releasing ion channel, Pannexin 1.