ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-021104-1
Gang Peng Lab
||Room 1012 Mingdao Building
Laboratory of Nervous System Development and Animal Behavior
Institutes of Brain Science, Fudan University
138 Yixueyuan Road
BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Gang Peng is a Principal Investigator at the Institutes of Brain Science and State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University. He received his B.Sc. degree in Peking University in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from PennState University in 2002. He was a postdoctoral research associate in Dr. Monte Westerfield’s laboratory in the Institute of Neuroscience in the University of Oregon between 2002 and 2008. He joined the Institutes of Brain Science and the State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University in 2008.
Our research has been focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying nervous system development and behavior in the zebrafish Danio rerio. The long term goal of his research is two-fold: to determine how external stimuli are processed by the neural circuits in the zebrafish brain to direct its adaptive behaviors; and to learn how the central neural circuits responsible for these behaviors are specified genetically and molecularly. In addition, his research group is generating zebrafish models of nervous system diseases and mental disorders, with the goal to provide novel routes for the understanding of the genetic underpinnings and the treatment of those diseases.
Liu, T., Shi, Y., Chan, M.T.V., Peng, G., Zhang, Q., Sun, X., Zhu, Z., Xie, Y., Sham, K.W.Y., Li, J., Liu, X., Ho, I.H.T., Gin, T., Lu, Z., Wu, W.K.K., Cheng, C.H.K. (2018) Developmental protein kinase C hyper-activation results in microcephaly and behavioral abnormalities in zebrafish. Translational psychiatry. 8:232
Zhang, H., Zhang, Q., Gao, G., Wang, X., Wang, T., Kong, Z., Wang, G., Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Peng, G. (2018) UBTOR/KIAA1024 regulates neurite outgrowth and neoplasia through mTOR signaling. PLoS Genetics. 14:e1007583
Wang, X., Chen, S., Zhang, W., Ren, Y., Zhang, Q., Peng, G. (2017) Dissection of Larval Zebrafish Gonadal Tissue. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (122)
Qiao, J., Cui, S.J., Xu, L.L., Chen, S.J., Yao, J., Jiang, Y.H., Peng, G., Fang, C.Y., Yang, P.Y., Liu, F. (2015) Filamin C, a dysregulated protein in cancer revealed by label-free quantitative proteomic analyses of human gastric cancer cells. Oncotarget. 6(2):1171-89
Gao, J., Zhang, C., Yang, B., Sun, L., Zhang, C., Westerfield, M., and Peng, G. (2012) Dcc Regulates Asymmetric Outgrowth of Forebrain Neurons in Zebrafish. PLoS One. 7(5):e36516
Delaurier, A., Eames, B.F., Blanco-Sánchez, B., Peng, G., He, X., Swartz, M.E., Ullmann, B., Westerfield, M., and Kimmel, C.B. (2010) Zebrafish sp7:EGFP: A transgenic for studying otic vesicle formation, skeletogenesis, and bone regeneration. Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000). 48(8):505-511