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Yuanquan Song, PhD
Yuanquan Song

Dr. Song works to elucidate the cellular and molecular basis governing the formation, maintenance, and function of neural circuits under physiological and pathological conditions, using both Drosophila and mammalian models.



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With a background in neural development, neural circuits and behavior, fly and mouse genetics, injury and tumor models, Dr. Song offers a unique skillset and perspective for addressing physiological questions in developmental/functional neurobiology, neurological diseases and tumorigenesis.

Education and Training

BS, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Biotechnology), 2002

PhD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Neuroscience), 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco (Physiology), 2016

Titles and Academic Titles


Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professional Memberships

Society for Neuroscience, 2009-

Professional Awards

NIH/NINDS PA-11-197 NIH Pathway to Independence award (K99-R00)

IDDRC New Program Development Award/IDDRC at CHOP and Penn

CHOP Pilot grant

Roberts Functional Genomics Rapid Grant/CHOP

Roberts Collaborative Forefront Grant/CHOP

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation SCIRTS gran

Publication Highlights