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.
Cassandre received her BS in Biological Sciences at Oakwood University in 2012. She joined the lab in 2017. Her thesis project is determining the role of specific genes expressed in the ventral tegmental area in alcohol consumption.
Kana received her BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 and MHS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013. She joined the lab in 2017 and is studying the neuroimmune signaling pathways involved in alcohol use.
Donghong (Donna) received her MS in Medical Science in 1995 from Tongji Medical University in China. She joined the lab in 2012 and currently produces viral vectors for the NIAAA-funded INIA consortium. Donna is also interested in elucidating cellular signaling mechanisms regulated by the receptor tyrosine kinase ALK.