Yiyang Gong

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Email address: yiyang.gong@duke.edu

We're interested in understanding brain function using the combination of genetically encoded sensors and optical techniques. Using genetically encoded tools, we can target specific neuron types or specific projection pathways for recording or perturbation. Using optical microscopy, we can access individual neurons with high spatial and temporal accuracy. By employing and developing tools in both categories, we study brain circuitry by recording, perturbing, and controlling brain activity in various preparations.

Education and Training

  • Stanford University, Ph.D. 2011

Associated Faculty Labs

Department Affiliation

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering