Guoping Feng, Ph.D.
Position: Scientific Advisory Board Member
Dr. Feng holds the Poitras Professorship of Neuroscience in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also an Institute Member and Director of Model Systems and Neurobiology at Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr. Feng studies the development and function of synapses and their disruption in brain disorders using molecular genetics combined with behavioral and electrophysiological methods. He has developed many genetic tools for probing the function of synapses and circuits in the living brain. He also hopes to create new and more realistic animal models of human psychiatric disorders that can be used to discover new therapies for these conditions.
Originally from Zhejiang Province in China, Dr. Feng received his Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo and was a faculty member at Duke University before moving to MIT. He has won numerous awards, including the Beckman Young Investigator Award (2002), the McKnight Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award (2006), the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award (2006) and the Gill Young Investigator Award (2012).