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Zhou Lab

The overall goal of our research is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying development of the mammalian nervous system. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how neurons generate their complex morphology and form proper circuitries during development, and how neurons regenerate to restore connections after brain or spinal cord injuries.

Orthopaedic researcher Feng-Quan Zhou

A Clearer Path to Axon Regeneration for Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Feng-Quan Zhou, orthopaedic surgery and neuroscience researcher, leads the Zhou Lab in the exploration of molecular neuroscience. His current research focuses on epigenetic regulation of neuronal morphogenesis during development and regeneration. By using the short optic nerves of mice, Zhou is working to bridge the distance from the optic nerve injury back to the brain and restore vision.

Read more about Dr. Zhou's research.