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- Investigator, McGovern Institute
Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- phone: 617-715-4898
- fax: 617-452-4119
- MIT address: 46-3143A
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Listening to synapses
Guoping Feng studies the development and function of synapses and their disruption in brain disorders. He uses molecular genetics combined with behavioral and electrophysiological methods to study the molecular components of the synapse and to understand how disruptions in these components can lead to psychiatric disease.
Guoping Feng joined the McGovern Institute in 2010. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, where he holds the Poitras Professorship of Neuroscience. Originally from Zhejiang Province in China, he received his PhD from SUNY Buffalo. Before moving to MIT, he was a faculty member at Duke University. He has won numerous awards, including the Beckman Young Investigator Award (2002), the McKnight Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award (2006), and the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award (2006).