Spring 2014

Neuroscience Additions

Two new faculty members join medical school department

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Thomas Biederer and Dong Kong. Photos: Harold Shapiro and Alonso Nichols

The Department of Neuroscience has added two new researchers to its ranks, Thomas Biederer, an associate professor, and Dong Kong, an assistant professor.

Biederer completed his Ph.D. at the Humboldt University of Berlin and did postdoctoral research before taking a faculty position at Yale University. His research interests focus on the roles of SynCAMs and other synapse-organizing molecules in synapse development and plasticity.

Kong completed his Ph.D. at Nanjing University in China before proceeding to Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research uses multidisciplinary approaches to investigate neurocircuits in the hypothalamus-controlling mechanism.

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