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Liu Lab

At the Advanced Science Research Center Neuroscience Initiative


Glia – Environment – Epigenetics – Psychiatric Disorder

The main interest of our lab is how the environment (e.g. stress, diet, air pollutant) affects the mental health via regulation of glial cells and their communication with other cells in the brain. We use animal models combined with molecular tools to identify ways environment changes gene expression in the brain and lead to mental disorders.