Prof. Yu Gu

Prof. Yu Gu

Principal Investigator

Research Direction
The Development and Function of Visual Circuits

Contact Information
Address: 131 Dong An Road, 2nd Research Building, Room CB1-047, Fudan University, Shanghai China 200032 Tel: 021-54237183  Email: guyu_@fudan.edu.cn

Dr. Yu Gu graduated from Tsinghua University with a B.S. degree in biology in 2007 and from the University of Maryland with a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience in 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Neurobiology at Northwestern University in America, and joined the Institutes of Brain Science at Fudan University in 2018. His research results have been published in Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, eLife, Journal of Neuroscience and many other well-known journals in the field of neuroscience. In 2019 he was supported by 2 National Natural Science Foundation of China and Shanghai Science Commission Rising-Star Program and the title of Young Oriental Scholar in Shanghai. Currently, he is also a member of the Sensory Motor Branch of the Chinese Society of Neuroscience and a young editorial board member of the journal Neuroscience Bulletin.


Enrollment Major


Research Work
Amblyopia is a common visual disorder in children and adolescents, and its occurrence and development are closely related to the development of the visual circuits. The functions of visual circuits include binocular vision, stereoscopic vision, multimodal visual sensory integration, and encoding of visuospatial perception. We use the techniques such as in vivo multichannel electrophysiology and two-photon calcium imaging to investigate the regulatory mechanisms of the visual circuit development, and provide methods for the treatment of amblyopia and improvement of visual function.


Selected Publications

1. Chan J#, Hao X#, Liu Q, Cang J, Gu Y*(2021). Closing the Critical Period Is Required for the Maturation of Binocular Integration in Mouse Primary Visual Cortex. Front Cell Neurosci. 15:749265. #Equally contributing first authors

2. Li N, Gu Y*(2020). The visual pathway for binocular integration. Neurosci Bull. 36(9):1089-1091.

3. Hao X, Gu Y*(2020). New progress on binocular disparity in higher visual areas beyond V1. Neurosci Bull. 36(10):1236-1238.

4. Gu Y, Cang J*(2016). Binocular matching of thalamocortical and intracortical circuits in the mouse visual cortex. eLife. pii: e22032.  

5. Gu Y#, Huang S#, Chang, M, Worley P, Kirkwood, A, Quinlan EM*(2013). Obligatory role for the immediate early gene NARP in critical period plasticity. Neuron, 79(2): 335–346 #Equally contributing first authors  

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