Fan Wang

Fan Wang
Professor of Neurobiology
Morris N. Broad Distinguished Professor
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative
Office: 301E Bryan Research
Campus mail: Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-3682
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My lab studies neural circuit basis of sensory perception. 
Specifically we are interested in determining neural circuits underlying (1) active touch sensation including tactile processing stream and motor control of touch sensors on the face; (2) pain sensation including both sensory-discriminative and affective aspects of pain; and (3) general anesthesia including the active pain-suppression process. We use a combination of genetic, viral, electrophysiology, and in vivo imaging (in free-moving animals) techniques to study these questions.

Education and Training

  • Columbia University, Ph.D. 1998
  • Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellow

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Department Affiliation

  • Department of Neurobiology