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 and motor action.
Specifically we are interested in determining functions as well as mapping the meso-scale connectivity of neural circuits involved in (1) voluntary movements; (2) touch and pain sensation; and (3) social interactions. 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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Selected Grants and Awards

Department Affiliation

  • Department of Neurobiology