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Lisha Shao

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Lisha received her PhD degree in neuroscience from Tsinghua University in China, under the supervision of Dr. Yi Zhong. During her PhD study, she used Drosophila models to investigate neural disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Her work revealed the neurophysiological and behavioral functions of disease genes, such as Aß42, dysbindin, and DISC1. She joined Janelia as a postdoctoral associate in Sep 2013.