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AMPA Receptor Dynamics and Synaptic Plasticity

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Science  30 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5548, pp. 1851-1852
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067844

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Song-Hai Shi was born in a small Chinese village in 1973 and attended Tsinghua University in Beijing from 1991 to 1996. Accepted into the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Dr. Shi studied mathematics, physics, and chemistry as well as experimental biology. He then came to the United States to pursue graduate training in the Joint Genetics Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Working with Roberto Malinow at CSHL, Dr. Shi investigated the mechanisms of long-term potentiation. His research on the synaptic regulation of AMPA receptors in hippocampal pyramidal neurons was published in two first-author papers in Science and one in Cell. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Shi joined Dr. Yuh Nung Jan's laboratory in May 2001 to pursue postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco.

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