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Raymond Stevens
Wenzhi Sun
PI, Research Associate Professor
Research Focus:SYSTEM NEUROSCIENCE
Email:sunwzh@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Office:B203, Ren Building, 393 Middle Huaxia Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Lab Page:sunlab.shanghaitech.edu.cn

Sun Wenzhi group current study is focused on the neural circuit and information transformation underlying sensory perception and emotion. As the most complex organ, our brain is composed of 10 billilon of neurons and hundred billions of connections and mediates our daily behavior such as perception, emotion, social interaction and cognition, and its dysregulation causes serouly psychiatric diseases including but not limited to depression, autism, dementia. To understand operational pricinples in the brain, it is critical to indentify its every composing blocks such as nerual types and futher characterize the pattern of connections among these neurons. We are developing and using cutting-edge methods, by combining optical imaging, mouse genetics, viral transfection and electrophysilogcial recording to functinally disect the neural circuitry underlying visual perception and emotion. These studies will provide a new insight into understanding the general principles of neural computation and its relationship with animal behaviors.