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Shanxi Medical University at Taiyuan
Areas of Interest:
aging, Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta protein, anti-amyloid beta antibody, field excitotory postsynaptic potential, long term potentiation, neurodegeneration, patch clamp, spatial learning and memory, synaptic plasticity
Biography & Research:
Dr Jinshun Qi is Professor of Physiology at Shanxi Medical University and a Principal Investigator of Key Laboratory of Cellular Physiology, Ministry of Education. He graduated from Changzhi Medical College in 1980, and received his Master’s Degree from Tianjin Medical College in 1990. He got his PhD from Shanxi Medical University under the supervision of Professor Jiantian Qiao in 2000. He finished postdoctoral research in Penn State University during 2003-2006 and visited Hong Kong University Medical College in 2008 as a Dr Cheng Yu Tung fellow. He became Professor of Physiology and established his Laboratory of Neurophysiology in 2000. He was elected an executive council member of the Chinese Association for Physiological Sciences in 2010. He is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) using a combination of behavioral, molecular and electrophysiological techniques, with a specific focus on the active center of amyloid beta peptide, an important biomarker in the AD brain. His group has helped to pioneer several new approaches including in vivo hippocampal long term potentiation (LTP) recording and brain slice non-invasive micro-test (NMT). With these techniques, they indicated the shortest active center of Abeta and investigated the neuroprotection of some peptide and a novel single chain anti-Abeta 31-35 antibody scFv17 in transgenic AD animals.