Hong-Wei Dong

Hong-Wei Dong
Associate Professor of Neurology
hongwei.dong@loni.usc.edu


 
 

Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
2001 N Soto Street, SSB1-102
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-44-BRAIN




Education
1999 - Ph.D., the Fourth Military Medical University (Xi’an, China) and University of Southern California, (Neuroscience)
1996 - M.S., the Fourth Military Medical University (Xi’an, China), (Neuroscience)
1993 - M.D., the Fourth Military Medical University (Xi’an, China), (Medicine)

Experience
2006 - Present Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine
2004 - 2006 Senior Analyst Neuroanatomy, Allen Institute for Brain Science (AIBS), Seattle
2002 - 2003 Research Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Program & Department of Biology, University of Southern California (USC)
1997 - 2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate, Laboratory of L.W. Swanson, Neuroscience Program, University of Southern California

Honors
1997-2001 President Steven B. Sample Fellowship, University of Southern California
Member of Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
Member of New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)

Research
My research follows three major directions (1) understanding the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuroendocrine responses underlying psychological stress; (2) peri-puberty development of the neural circuits associated with sexual behavior; (3) reconstruction of three-dimensional computer graphic mouse brain atlas and neuro-informatics-based database particularly those involving the cataloguing of anatomic information.

Projects
Determine neural circuits and gene expressions of the hypothalamic neuroendocrine system in response to chronic psychological stress
postnatal development of the hypothalamic neurosecretory motor neurons in mice
Systematically map the neural circuits and gene expressions of the classic limbic system and basal ganglia in mice

Skills
Small animal stereotaxic brain surgery
Neural tract tracing
Neuroanatomy
Brain atlas development