Hong-Ping Xu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neuroscience

Biography

There are more than a dozen functional and morphological distinct retinal ganglion cells that relay visual signals from the retina to the central visual system. My research interest is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that determine retinal ganglion cell dendritic diversity, the precision of retinal ganglion cell axonal projections and synapses that they make with specific pre- and post-synaptic neurons. Currently I am focusing on the what role modulation of retinal activity has on retinotopic map refinement and eye-specific segregation in the superior colliculus and lateral geniculate nucleus.

Education & Training

PhD Shanghai Institute (2000)
BM ShanXi Medical University (1994)

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Hong-Ping Xu, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of NeurobiologyPO Box 208001
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8001

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