Dr. Fengquan Zhou is an associate professor with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of neural development and regeneration. His current major research interests are focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal morphogenesis during development and neural regeneration after injuries. His lab is currently interested in exploring new mechanisms by which neural development and regeneration are regulated, with a focus on epigenetic regulation, including non-coding RNAs, histone modification, and DNA methylation. These studies will have a broad impact on our understanding of various neurodevelopmental disorders and identifying effective approaches for promoting neural regeneration after spinal cord or optic nerve injuries.
Dr. Zhou earned his PhD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his postdoctoral training in the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then, he has worked at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a principal investigator for about 12 years.