Yang ZHAN, PhD, Professor

Shenzhen insitutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Telephone: +86 075526033867
Address: 1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 
Postcode:  518055


Research Areas

Neural circuit and behavior

Neural information processing


2010, University of Cambridge, PhD

2004, University of York, Msc by Research

2003, Dalian University of Technology, BEng


Postdoc at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)



1.    Dong W, Chen H, Sit T, Han Y, Song F, Vyssotski AL, Gross CT, Si B*, Zhan Y*. Characterization of exploratory patterns and hippocampal–prefrontal network oscillations during the emergence of free exploration. Science Bulletin. 2021.
2.     Zhao T, Han Y, Qin L, Guan H, Xing L, Li X, Xue X*, Li G*, Zhan Y*. Bidirectional modulation of neural plasticity by self-powered neural stimulation. Nano Energy. 2021, 85, 106006.

3.      Zhong T, Zhang M, Fu Y, Han Y, Guan H, He H, Zhao T, Xing L, Xue X*, Zhang Y*, Zhan Y*, An artificial triboelectricity-brain-behavior closed loop for intelligent olfactory substitution. Nano Energy. 2019, 63, 103884.

4.      Zeng H, He H, Fu Y, Zhao T, Han W, Xing L, Zhang Y*, Zhan Y*, Xue X*, A self-powered brain-linked biosensing electronic-skin for actively tasting beverage and its potential application in artificial gustation. Nanoscale. 2018. DOI: 10.1039/c8nr06178e.

5.      Dai XJ, Jiang J, Zhang Z, Nie X, Liu BX, Pei L, Gong H, Hu J, Lu G*, Zhan Y*. Plasticity and Susceptibility of Brain Morphometry Alterations to Insufficient Sleep. Front Psychiatry. 2018, 9:266.

6.      Dai Y, Fu Y, Zeng H, Xing L, Zhang Y*, Zhan Y*, Xue X*. A Self-Powered Brain-Linked Vision Electronic-Skin Based on Triboelectric-Photodetecing Pixel-Addressable Matrix for Visual Image Recognition and Behavior Intervention. Advanced Functional Materials. 2018, 28, 1800275.

7.      Fu Y, Zhang M, Dai Y, Zeng H, Sun C, Han Y, Xing L, Wang S, Xue X*, Zhan Y*, Zhang Y*, A self-powered brain multi-perception receptor for sensory-substitution application. Nano Energy. 2018, 44: 43–52.

8.      Zhou TT, Zhu H, Fan ZX, Wang F, Chen Y, Liang HX, Yang ZF, Zhang L, Lin LN, Zhan Y, Wang Z, Hu H*. History of winning remodels thalamo-PFC circuit to reinforce social dominance. Science. 2017, 357: 162-168.

9.      Franklin TB, Silva BA, Perova Z, Marrone L, Masferrer ME, Zhan Y, Kaplan A, Greetham L, Verrechia V, Halman A, Pagella S, Vyssotski AL, Illarionova A, Grinevich V, Branco T, Gross CT*. Prefrontal cortical control of a brainstem social behavior circuit. Nature Neurosci. 2017, 20(2):260-270.

10.      Zhan Y*. Harnessing GABAergic Transmission for Slow Oscillations. Neurosci Bull. 2016, 32(5): 501-502.

11.      Song W, Xu Q, Zhang Y, Zhan Y, Zheng W*, Song L*. Fully integrated reflection-mode photoacoustic, two-photon, and second harmonic generation microscopy in vivo, Sci Rep. 2016, 6: 32240.

12.    Lu Y, Zhong C, Wang L, Wei P, He W, Huang K, Zhang Y, Zhan Y, Feng G, Wang L*. Optogenetic dissection of ictal propagation in the hippocampal-entorhinal cortex structures. Nature Commun. 2016, 7:10962.

13.    Dai XJ, Nie X, Liu X, Pei L, Jiang J, Peng DC, Gong HH*, Zeng XJ*, Wáng YJ, Zhan Y, Gender Differences in Regional Brain Activity in Patients with Chronic Primary Insomnia: Evidence from a Resting-State fMRI Study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016, 12(3): 363–374.

14.    Zhan Y*. Theta frequency prefrontal hippocampal driving relationship during free exploration in mice, Neuroscience, 2015, 300:554 565.

15.    Amendola E, Zhan Y, Mattucci C, Castroflorio E, Calcagno E, Fuchs C, Lonetti G, Silingardi D, Farley D, Ciani E, Pizzorusso T, Giustetto M, Gross C*. Mapping pathological phenotypes in a mouse model of CDKL5 disorder. PLoS ONE. 2014, 9(5), e91613.

16.    Zhan Y, Paolicelli RC, Gozzi, A, Pagani F, Gozzi A, Vyssotski A, Bifone A, Ragozzino D, and Gross C*. Deficient neuron-microglia signaling results in impaired functional brain connectivity and social behavior, Nature Neurosci. 2014,17(3): 400-406.

17.    Zhang X, Kendrick KM, Zhou H, Zhan Y, Feng J*. A Computational Study on Altered Theta-Gamma Coupling during Learning and Phase Coding, PLoS ONE, 2012,7(6), e36472.

18.    Kendrick KM, Zhan Y, Fischer H, Nicol AU, Zhang X Feng J*. Learning alters theta amplitude, theta- gamma coupling and neuronal synchronization in inferotemporal cortex. BMC Neurosci. 2011,12:55.

19.    Zhan Y*, Kendrick KM, and Feng J. Filtering Noise for Synchronised Activity in Multi-trial Electrophysiology Data using Wiener and Kalman filters. BioSystems. 2009,96:1-13.

20.    Zhan Y, Halliday D, Jiang P, Liu X and Feng J*. Detecting time-dependent coherence between non-stationary electrophysiological signals-A combined statistical and time-frequency approach. J. Neurosci. Methods. 2006,156: 322-332.



孙语遥  硕士研究生  085238-生物工程  


吕泽中  博士研究生  071006-神经生物学  

覃柳妮  硕士研究生  071006-神经生物学  

窦永霖  硕士研究生  085211-计算机技术  

朱富强  硕士研究生  086000-生物与医药  

张洁  博士研究生  071006-神经生物学  

谢津  博士研究生  081104-模式识别与智能系统