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Curriculum Vita

Yifeng Zhou:

Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, China. Tel:+86-551-3601436; Fax:+86-551-3601443; E-mail: zhouy@ustc.edu.cn
Website: vision.ustc.edu.cn

PERSONAL:

Citizen of the People's Republic of China
Birthdate: December 30, 1963
Birthplace: Yangzhou City, China
Married

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Science in Neurobiology, April 1991, Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Master of Science in Neurophysiology,August 1985,Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Bachelor of Science in Biophysics, June 1982, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Distinguished Professor, 2007 - present, School of Life Science, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R.China

Foreign Visiting Scientist, Aug. - Dec. 2006, Eye institute, NIH, Bethesda MD. 20892 , U.S.A.

Visiting Professor, July. - Dec. 2001, Laboratory of Dr. Audie Leventhal, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Univ. of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.

Visiting Scientist, Jan. 1998 - March 1999, Department of Biology and Volen Center, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454

Professor, 1996 - present, School of Life Science, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R.China

Visiting Associate Professor, Jan. - Sep. 1994, Laboratory of Dr. Audie Leventhal, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Univ. of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.

Associate Professor, 1992 - 1996, Department of Biology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R. China

Visiting Scholar, Jan. 1989 -Aug. 1990, Laboratory of Dr. Audie Leventhal, Department of Anatomy, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.

Research Associate, 1987-1992, Department of Biology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R. China

MEMBERSHIPS:

Member, The Biophysical Society of China
Member, The Physiological Society of China
Member, Society for Neuroscience of China
Member, Society for Neuroscience ( U.S.A. )
Member, International Brain Research Organization ( IBRO )

HONORS:

Second Awards of Science of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS),
Beijing, 1997

Huo Yin-Dong Young University Teacher Laureate, Huo Yin-Dong Education Funds, Beijing, January 1996

Outstanding Young Scientist Laureate, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, October 1993.

Award for Exceptional Academy Contributory Persons with Chinese Degree, Chinese Education Committee, Beijing, 1991

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Experiment of Neurophysiology, USTC, 1985-1993

Principles of Neural Development, USTC, 1992-present

Experiment of Visual Neurophysiology, USTC, 1993-present

SERVICES:

Graduate Student Advisor
Liu, Longqian Ph.D in 1993.
Hu, Bing M.S. in 1992.
Wang, Wei M.S. in 1993.
Liu, Na M.S. in 1995.
Tao, Haiyang M.S. in 1996.
Cao, An M.S. in 1997.
Yang, Yupeng Ph.D in 2000.
Yu, Hongbo Ph.D in 2000.
Ding, Jindong Ph.D in 2001.
Jia, Fan Ph.D in 2002.
Kai, Yuanzhong M.S. in 2002.
Jin, Janzhong Ph.D in 2003.
Hua, Tianmiao Ph.D in 2004.
Tao, Liming Ph.D in 2004.
He, Lihua Ph.D in 2005.
Yu, Shan Ph.D. in 2005.
Xie, Xiaoqiao M.S. in 2005.
Wang, Hao Ph.D in 2006.
Huang, Changbing Ph.D in 2006.
Bao, Pinglei M.S. in 2006.
Xu, Pengjing Ph.D in 2007.
Qiu, Zhuping Ph.D in 2008.
Huang, Xuan Ph.D in 2008.
Niu, Lei Ph.D in 2008.
Yang, Yun Ph.D in 2008.
Li, Guangxing Ph.D in 2008.
Liang, Zhen Ph.D in 2008.
Hu, Fan M.S. in 2008.
Long, Zaiyang M.S. in 2008.
Zhang, Yang M.S. in 2008.

Ye, Xiang Ph.D student from 2002.
Tang, Yong Ph.D student from 2002.
Chen, Bo Ph.D student from 2003.
Xia, Jing Ph.D student from 2004.
Hou, Fang Ph.D student from 2004.
Li, Guorong Ph.D student from 2004.
Song, Ting Ph.D student from 2005.
Zhang, Mingjing Ph.D student from 2006.
Zhou, Jiawei Ph.D student from 2006.
Yao, Zhimo Ph.D student from 2007.
Liu, Rong Ph.D student from 2008.

Editor and Reviewer
Editor: Progress in Biophysics and Biochemistry;
Editor: Chinese Journal of Strabismus & Pediatric Ophthalmology
Reviewer: Vision Research, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical
Engineering, Chinese Sciences, Chinese Science Bulletin

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Visual Information Process

Visual Neurodevelopment and aging

The mechanism of cognitive deficits in amblyopia

RESEARCH GRANTS:

Study of Orientation and Direction Sensitivities of the LGNd Cells of the cat, 16,000 US$ and 60,000 Yuan Huo Yin-Dong Young University Teacher Grant, Huo Yin-Dong Education Funds, March 1992-1994

Study of Some Receptive Field Properties in the Cat Visual System, 300,000 Yuan ( about 40,000 US$) Special Grant of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1996-1999

Study of Neural Mechanism of Form and Motion Information Process, 300,000 Yuan ( about 40,000 US$) National Natural Science Fundation of China , 1996-2001

Mechanism of short-term synaptic plasticity in the Visual System, 400,000 Yuan ( about 50,000 US$)Youth Scientist Group Grant of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000-2001

Mechanism of short-term synaptic plasticity and it’s development in the Visual System, 170,000 Yuan ( about 20,000 US$) National Natural Science Fundation of China , 1996-2001

Neural Mechanism & Model of Perceptual Learning, 400,000 Yuan
( about 50,000 US$) National Natural Science Fundation of China , 2001-2004

Neural Mechanism & Model of Visual Perceptual Learning, 200,000 Yuan ( about 25,000 US$) Major project of “Knowledge Innovation Program”
of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) , 2002-2004

Degradation of Cortical Function in Senescent Monkeys, $470,000, Subcontract of NIH/NIA, 2001-2005.

Study of function changes in Visual System and synaptic plasticity in Developing and Aging, 440,000 Yuan ( about 55,000 US$) Major project of “Knowledge Innovation Program” of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
, 2002-2005

Study of Binocular Response Characteristic, Orientation and Direction Sensitivities of the LGNd Cells of the cat , 40,000 Yuan ( about 5,000 US$)

“Hundred of Outstanding Researcher Program”, 200,000 Yuan ( about 25,000 US$)University of Science & Technology of China(USTC)

Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, 500,000 yuan, 2005-2007.

Effect of drug addiction on short-term synaptic plasticity and receptive-field property of visual system, 210,000 yuan National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2005-2007.

Neural mechanism of aging of primate visual system and the possible treated approach, 800,000 yuan National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2005-2007.

The mechanism of neural signal exactitude processing, 500,000 yuan National Basic Research Program, 2006-2010.

The mechanism of cognitive deficits in amblyopia, 1,500,000 yuan National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2007-2010.

The mechanism of neural signal exactitude processing, 400,000 yuan, National Basic Research Program of China, 2006-2010.

Aging of neural network and it’s rejuvenation, 2,000,000 yuan, National Basic Research Program of China, 2009-2013.


TECHNIQUES:

In Vivo Whole Cell Patch Recording and Data Analyzing

Regular Visual Electrophysiology Techniques (Extracellular Recording, VEP, ERG and Data Analyzing...)

Some Neuroanatomy Techniques (HRP Label...)

Psychophysics Techniques



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