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ZHOU Yifeng, Professor Bio-X Interdisciplinary Sciences
Name:  Zhou Yifeng (YF Zhou, 周逸峰)
Born:   December 30, 1963, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, P. R. China
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
 1987.09-1991.04 Doctor of Science in Neurobiology, April 1991, Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P.R.China
 1982.09-1985.06 Master of Science in Neurophysiology,August 1985,Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P.R.China
 1978.10-1982.07 Bachelor of Science in Biophysics, June 1982, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P.R.China
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 2006.08-12 Foreign Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI/NIH, Bldg. 49, Rm. 2A50, Bethesda, MD 20892, U.S.A.
 2001.07-12 Visiting Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Univ. of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
 1998.01-1999.3 Visiting Scientist, Jan. 1998 - March 1999, Department of Biology and Volen Center, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454
 1996- present Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Biophysics, School of Life Science, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R.China
 1994.01-09 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Univ. of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
 1992-1996 Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R. China
 1989.01-1990.08 Visiting Scholar, Department of Anatomy, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
 
Honors
1997: The second class award of the Natural Sciences of Chinese Academy of Sciences
1996: Huo Yin-Dong Young University Teacher Laureate
1993: The second class award of the Young Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences
1991: Award 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) The neuronal mechanism of visual cognitive functions degradation in aging, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31230032), ( 2013-2017).
2) The mechanisms of spatial and motion perceptual learning, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31571074), ( 2015-2018).
 
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: 155-162.
4) Zhou Y.CA, Huang C., Xu P., Tao L., Qiu Z. , Li X. and Lu Z.CA, 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, G., Ma YY, Wang, YC, Zhou YFCA and 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 YFCA and 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 Hess, 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 YFCA and Baker CCA, Form-cue invariant second-order neuronal responses to contrast modulation in primate area V2. Journal of Neuroscience, 2014, 34(36): 12081-12092.

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