- Research Assistant Professor
- hch [at] uic.edu
- (312) 413-8738
School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
1601 W. Taylor St.
SPHPI MC 912
Chicago IL 60612
- Room #:375
Hu received his PhD in Medical Sciences in 2004 from the Medical College of Fudan University in China. He joined the lab in 2012 and is examining the role of midkine and perineuronal nets in alcohol use disorder.
|Compulsive Alcohol Drinking and Cortical Extracellular Matrix||Specialized extracellular matrix structures in the brain, known as perineuronal nets, are important for neuronal activity and learning and memory. We found that perineuronal nets are increased in intensity in the insula, a cortical region that regulates compulsive alcohol drinking, after chronic alcohol use.||The Lasek Lab||On-going|
|05/19/2020||Contribution of Insular Extracellular Matrix to Compulsive Alcohol Drinking||Past Event|
|11/12/2018||Perineuronal Nets in the Insula Regulate Aversion-Resistant Alcohol Drinking||Past Event|
|02/12/2018||Alcohol-Induced Changes in Cortical Perineuronal Nets and Their Role in Alcohol Drinking||Past Event|
|01/09/2017||Midkine in the ventral tegmental area limits ethanol intake and immune gene expression in mice||Past Event|
|09/28/2015||Repeated Binge Drinking Increases Perineuronal Nets in the Insular Cortex||Past Event|