Li Ye, principal investigator

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute

Li Ye received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He pursued his Ph.D. at Harvard University in the laboratory of Bruce. M. Spiegelman at the Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, using chemical biology approaches to study the transcriptional control of energy metabolism. In 2013, Li moved to Stanford University where he worked in the laboratory of Karl Deisseroth, focusing on developing and applying activity-dependent, brain-wide circuit mapping tools. Li joined TSRI in 2018.

Dong Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Neurobiology, Zhejiang University (Joint Training, Peking University College of Life Sciences)

M.S., Physiology, Shanxi Medical University

B.S., Clinical Medicine, Baotou Medical College


Neeraj Kumar Lal

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis

B.Tech., Genetic Engineering, SRM University


Yu Wang

Ph.D. Student

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University



Ph.D. Student

B.S. in Chemistry, Tsinghua University


Victoria Nudell

Research Technician

B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology ,University of California San Diego

M.S. in Biology, University of California San Diego


Kristina wang

Undergraduate Intern

University of California San Diego

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Vanessa Castillo 

Undergraduate Intern

University of California San Diego