Mei Zhen, Ph.D.


Mount Sinai Hospital,
LTRI Rm.870,
600 University Ave.,
Toronto, ON,
M5G 1X5

Phone #: 416-586-1592



Molecular and systems neuroscience in C. elegans


Postdoctoral Fellow:  University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D.:  University of British Columbia
B.Sc.:  Wuhan University, China

Fields of Interest:

  • Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function
  • Genetic Models of Development and Disease

Research Interests:

Our research interest is molecular and systems neuroscience. We address: 1) How the C. elegans’ motor system generates locomotion. We address this question through genetics, optogenetics, electrophysiology, and computational modeling approaches. 2) We use the C. elegans nervous system to address the underlying cellular mechanisms of human disorder in neural development.


Currently Accepting Graduate Students