School of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Overview

Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Neurodegeneration, formerly the Institute of Neuroscience of Nanjing Medical University, was established in August, 2007. There are 18 investigators with 4 professors and 8 associate professors in our laboratory. In addition, our laboratory provides extramural support for neuroscience projects to those research groups in affiliated hospitals. The research fields of our laboratory include: (1) pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases (NDD, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease), stroke and depression, which is the theme of our laboratory, is also the main objective of our research team; (3) neuroprotective pathways for NDD; and (3) neuroprotective targets for NDD. Our laboratory has established excellent common instrument facilities, including microdialysis system, a live cell work station, a confocal imaging system, stereo investigating system, high performance liquid and a technical platform for behavioral neuroscience, etc.  A variety of experimental techniques including pharmacology, pathology, molecular biology and behavior, have been skillfully applied in our laboratory. We make great efforts to provide the best technical support and services to research groups in the laboratory and other research institutes.