September 1, 2018
Dongqin Cai received her Ph.D. degree in 2018 from Tsinghua University of Beijing, in China, where she investigated the synaptic and circuit mechanisms of thalamo-cortical pathway. Using in-vivo patch clamp recording, she found the critical role of inhibition in the maturation of temporal processing in auditory cortex. With monosynaptic virus tracing, she established the whole-brain connection for non-lemniscal auditory thalamus. Her postdoctoral research now focuses on the neurobiology of hyperexcitable brain circuits from synapses to perception.