Prof. Yu Gu
Functional circuit for visuo-motor transition and treatment for amblyopia
Address: 131 Dong An Road, Research Building B, Room CB1-047, Fudan University, Shanghai China 200032
Tel: 021-54237183 Email: email@example.com
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. He has been supported by 3 National Natural Science Foundation of China and was entitled as Shanghai Science Commission Rising-Star and Young Oriental Scholar in Shanghai. Currently, he is also a committee member of the Sensory and Motor Branch of the Chinese Society of Neuroscience and a young editorial board member of the journal Neuroscience Bulletin.
The visuo-motor transition is an important component of the brain's ability to integrate sensory inputs and respond behaviorally, and is important for the survival of the organism. Its circuital functions mainly include visual integration, multisensory coordination, decision making and behavior initiation. Amblyopia is a common visual disorder during visual development, mainly caused by visual input deficits, which can result in severe impairment of visuo-motor transition and other visual functions. We use experimental techniques such as in vivo multichannel electrophysiology and whole-brain calcium imaging to investigate the regulatory mechanism of the visuo-motor transition circuit and provide methods for the treatment of amblyopia and improvement of visual function.