faculty

Jihong Bai

jbai@fredhutch.org

Fred Hutch, 

Biophysical and Structural Biology

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Neuroscience (Area Director)

Molecular and Cellular Basis for Neural Communication

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Weintraub Building Room: A3-161 Phone: 206-667-1281 Alt Phone: 206-667-5025 http://research.fhcrc.org/bai/en.html

Lab Information

Location: FredHutchinsonCancerResearch Center Building: Weintraub Building A2-185 Room: 1100 Fairview Ave. N Phone: 206-667-5025 Alt Phone: 2066675025

Accepting Students For:

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Research Summary

Our research goal is to understand how synapses develop into functional circuits. Synaptic connections undergo constant fine-tuning to support information delivery and storage in the brain. Regulation of these connections can occur through altering the strength of existing synapses or through synapse assembly and disassembly. We utilize a combination of genetic, biochemical, imaging, and electrophysiological techniques to ask biological questions at the levels of individual synapses and functional circuits.