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Wei Wei

Post-Doctoral Fellow    

Wei Wei received her Ph.D. degree in Immunology from South Medical University, China in 2013 where her project was focused on dysfunctional presynaptic regulation of striatal medium spiny neurons in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. She then became a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee working on neural mechanisms driving food intake in the obese. She was particularly focused on how diet and body weight affect excitability of neuron populations responsible for food intake. With Dr. Mabb and Dr. Petrulis, she integrates in vivo Ca2+ imaging, electrophysiology and optogenetic techniques to understand pathways associated with neurological and social dysfunction.