Name:Zhou Yifeng (YF Zhou, 周逸峰)
Address:Department of Neurobiology and Biophysics,

School of Life Science, University of Science

and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P. R. China
Tel:86-551-63601436(O)/63600436(L)
Fax:86-551-63601443
E-mail:zhouy@ustc.edu.cn
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1987.09-1991.04Doctor of Science in Neurobiology, April 1991, Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P.R.China
1982.09-1985.06Master of Science in Neurophysiology,August 1985,Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P.R.China
1978.10-1982.07Bachelor of Science in Biophysics, June 1982, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P.R.China
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2006.08-12Foreign Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI/NIH, Bldg. 49, Rm. 2A50, Bethesda, MD 20892, U.S.A.
2001.07-12Visiting Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Univ. of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
1998.01-1999.3Visiting Scientist, Jan. 1998 - March 1999, Department of Biology and Volen Center, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454
1996- presentProfessor, Department of Neurobiology and Biophysics, School of Life Science, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R.China
1994.01-09Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Univ. of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
1992-1996Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R. China
1989.01-1990.08Visiting Scholar, Department of Anatomy, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
Honors
1997The second class award of the Natural Sciences of Chinese Academy of Sciences
1996Huo Yin-Dong Young University Teacher Laureate
1993The second class award of the Young Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences
1991Award for Exceptional Academy Contributory Persons with Chinese Degree, Chinese Education Committee
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Visual Information Process; Neurodevelopment and Aging in visual system; Mechanism of Perceptual Learning;The mechanism of deficits in amblyopia
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
1.Establishment of the evaluating indicator for aging in visual cortex of rhesus monkey and exploring the way to delay the process of senescence, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 91749102), (2018-2020).
2.The mechanisms of spatial and motion perceptual learning, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31571074), (2016-2019).
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1.Zhou,YF, Leventhal,AGCA and Thompson,KG, Visual deprivation does not affect the orientation and direction sensitivity of relay cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. Journal of Neuroscience,1995, 15: 689-698.
2.Leventhal,AGCA, Wang,YC, Pu,ML,Zhou,YF and Ma,YY, GABA and its Agonists Improved Visual Cortical Function in Senescent Monkeys. SCIENCE, 2003, 300 (5620): 812-815.
3.Hua, TM, Li, XR, He, LH, Zhou, YFCA, Wang, YC and Leventhal, AGCA,Decreased stimulus selectivity of visual cortical cells in old Cats. Neurobiology of Aging, 2006, 27(1): 155-162.
4.Zhou, YFCA, Huang, CB, Xu, PJ, Tao, LM, Qiu, ZP, Li, XR and Lu, ZLCA, Perceptual Learning Improves Contrast Sensitivity and Visual Acuity in Adults with Anisometropic Amblyopia. Vision Research,2006,46(5): 739-750.
5.Yang, Y, Zhang, J, Liang, Z, Li, GX, Ma, YY, Wang, YC, Zhou, YFCAand Leventhal, AG,Aging affects the neural representation of speed information in MT neuron in rhesus monkeys. Cerebral Cortex, 2009, 19(9): 1957-1967.
6.Hua, TM, Bao, PL, Huang, CB, Wang, ZH, Xu, JW, Zhou, YFCAand Lu, ZLCA, Perceptual Learning Improves Contrast Sensitivity of V1 Neurons in Cats. Current Biology, 2010, 20(10): 887-894.
7.Fu, Y, Yu, S, Ma, YY, Wang, YC and Zhou, YFCA, Functional Degradation of Primary Visual Cortex. during Early Senescence in Rhesus Monkeys. Cerebral Cortex, 2013,23(12): 2923-2931.
8.Zhou, JW, Zhang, YDCA, Dai, Y, Zhao, HX, Liu, R, Hou, F, Liang,B, Hess, RF  and Zhou, YFCA, The eye limits the brain’s learning potential. Scientific Reports,2012,2:364,1-6.
9.Li, GX, Yao, ZM, Wang, ZC, Yuan, NN, Talebi, V, Tan, JB, Wang, YC, Zhou,YFCAand Baker, CCA, Form-cue invariant second-order neuronal responses to contrast modulation in primate area V2. Journal of Neuroscience,2014,34(36): 12081-12092.
10.Xu, GW, Hu, FCA, Wang, X, Zhang, B, and Zhou,YFCA, Bisphenol A exposure perturbs visual function of adult cats by remodeling the neuronal activity in the primary visual pathway. Archives Toxicology, 2018, 92(1): 455-468.

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