We are a lab in the Department of Pharmacology at UNC-Chapel Hill dedicated to researching the function and regulation of adult neurogenesis.

Recent Lab News

November 28, 2018: Hechen’s review “Treating Brain Disorders by Targeting Adult Neural Stem” is published in Trends in Molecular Medicine! Check out the full article here.



October 12, 2018: Congratulations to Juan being awarded the 2018 Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!


July 27, 2018: Congratulations to Chia-Yu and Brent for having  their paper published in Neuron! The paper is titled, “Mossy Cells Control Adult Neural Stem Cell Quiescence and Maintenance through a Dynamic Balance between Direct and Indirect Pathways“. It is available online today! you can read more about the paper here.


June 22, 2018: Congratulations to Hechen’s article and cover has been selected as the Best Of 2017 reprint collections from Cell Press that highlight the top research and reviews across the high-impact journals.



March 13, 2018: Congratulations to Andrew and Szu-Aun for publishing our labs newest paper and thecover paper for the March 13, 2018 issue of Stem Cell Reports! The paper is titled, “An Adeno-Associated Virus-Based Toolkit for Preferential Targeting and Manipulating Quiescent Neural Stem Cells in the Adult Hippocampus“. You can read more about the paper here.