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.             Zheng X, Zhou F, Fu M, Xu L, Wang J, Li J, Li K, Sindermann C, Montag C, Becker B, Zhan Y*, Kendrick KM*. Patterns of neural activity in response to threatening faces are predictive of autistic traits: modulatory effects of oxytocin receptor genotype. Transl Psychiatry. 2024. 14(1):168. doi: 10.1038/s41398-024-02889-w. [link]

2.             Zhong T, Jin X, Long Z, Lin Y, Liang S, Lin R, Tang Y, Xing L, Yan Xie Y*, Zhan Y*, Xue X*, A solar-powered self-clean gas-sensing neural modulator for behavioral intervention with spatiotemporal flexibility, Nano Energy. 2024, 124, 109518. doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2024.109518. [link]

3.             Chen Z, Han Y, Ma Z, Wang X, Xu S, Tang Y, Vyssotski AL, Si B, Zhan Y*. A prefrontal-thalamic circuit encodes social information for social recognition. Nat Commun. 2024. 15: 1036. doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-45376-y. [link]

4.             Zhong T, Yi H, Gou J, Li J, Liu M, Gao X, Chen S, Guan H, Liang S, He Q, Lin R, Long Z, Wang Y, Shi C, Zhan Y, Zhang Y, Xing L, Zhong J*, Xue X*. A wireless battery-free eye modulation patch for high myopia therapy. Nat Commun. 2024. 15: 1766. doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-46049-6. [link]

5.             Lv Z, Chen L, Chen P, Peng H, Rong Y, Hong W, Zhou Q, Li N, Li B, Paolicelli RC, Zhan Y*. Clearance of β-amyloid and synapses by the optogenetic depolarization of microglia is complement selective. Neuron. 2024, 112: 740-754.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2023.12.003. [link]


1.             Dou Y, Xia J, Fu M, Cai Y, Meng X*, Zhan Y*. Identification of epileptic networks with graph convolutional network incorporating oscillatory activities and evoked synaptic responses. NeuroImage. 2023: 284:120439. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120439. [link]

2.             Zhang M, Yang G, Long Z, Tang Y, Li D, Liang S, Lin R, Yang Z, Bao H, Xing L, Xue X*, Zhan Y*, Xie Y*, Wireless Battery-Free Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Conch for Remote Muscle Activation. Adv. Mater. Technol. 2023, 2301458. doi: 10.1002/admt.202301458. [link]

3.             Guan H, Tang Y, Long Z, Lin R, Liang S, Zhu F, Zhong T, Zhang Y, Fan Y, Wang Z, Shi C, Ma W, Sun S, Chen M, Xing L, Zhang Y*, Xue X*, Zhan Y*. Cellphone remote intelligent neuroregulation with self-powered piezoelectric wireless brain probe. Nano Energy. 2023, 106:108105. doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2022.108105. [link]

4.             Lin R, Fan Y, Xie Y, Ge D, Liang S, Guan H, Chen M, Zhang Y, Xing L*, Xue X*,Zhan Y*. A self-powered wearable seizure-monitoring/brain-stimulating system for potential epilepsy treatment. Nano Energy. 2023, 107:108121. doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2022.108121. [link]

5.             Wang X, Tang R, Wei Z, Zhan Y, Lu J*, Li Z*. The enteric nervous system deficits in autism spectrum disorder. Front Neurosci. 2023. 17: 1101071. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1101071. [link]

6.             Yang L, Shen J, Liu C, Kuang Z, Tang Y, Qian Z, Guan M, Yang Y, Zhan Y, Li N, Li X*. Nicotine rebalances NAD+ homeostasis and improves aging-related symptoms in male mice by enhancing NAMPT activity. Nat Commun. 2023, 14(1):900. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-36543-8. PMID: 36797299[ link]


1.             Xu C, Xie Y, Zhong T, Liang S, Guan H, Long Z, Cao H, Xing L*, Xue X*, Zhan Y*. A self-powered wearable brain-machine-interface system for real-time monitoring and regulating body temperature. Nanoscale. 2022, 14, 12483-12490. doi: 10.1039/d2nr03115a. [link]

2.             Xie J, Zhang J, Sun J, Ma Z, Qin L, Li G, Zhou H*, Zhan Y*. A Transformer-Based Approach Combining Deep Learning Network and Spatial-Temporal Information for Raw EEG Classification. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2022, 30:2126-2136. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2022.3194600. [link]

3.             Geng Y, Qin L, Li Y, Yu Z, Li L, Asogbon MG, Zhan Y, Yan N, Guo X, Li G*. Identifying oscillations under multi-site sensory stimulation for high-level peripheral nerve injured patients: a pilot study. J Neural Eng. 2022 Jun 6;19(3). doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ac7079. [link]

4.             Luo W, Yun D, Hu Y, Tian M, Yang J, Xu Y, Tang Y, Zhan Y, Xie H, Guan JS*. Acquiring new memories in neocortex of hippocampal-lesioned mice. Nat Commun. 2022, 13, 1601. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29208-5 [link]

5.             Gao Y, Xia X, Liu L, Wu T, Chen T, Yu J, Xu Z, Wang L, Yan F, Du Z, Chu J, Zhan Y, Peng B, Li H*, Zheng W*. Axial gradient excitation accelerates volumetric imaging of two-photon microscopy. Photon. Res. 2022. 10, 687-696. DOI: 10.1364/PRJ.441778. [link]

6.             Xiang W, Xie Y, Han Y, Long Z, Zhang W, Zhong T, Liang S, Xing L*, Xue X*, Zhan Y*. A self-powered wearable brain-machine-interface system for ceasing action. Nanoscale. 2022,14, 4671-4678. DOI:10.1039/d1nr08168c. [link]

7.             Liang S, Han Y, Zhang W, Zhong T, Guan H, Song Y, Zhang Y, Xing L, Xue X*, Li G*, Zhan Y*. A self-powered wearable body-detecting/brain-stimulating system for improving sports endurance performance. Nano Energy. 2022, 93, 106851. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2021.106851. [link]

8.             Yang G, Tang Y, Lin T, Zhong T, Fan Y, Zhang Y, Xing L*, Xue X*, Zhan Y*. A self-powered closed-loop brain-machine-interface system for real-time detecting and rapidly adjusting blood glucose concentration. Nano Energy. 2022, 93, 106817. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2021.106817. [link]

9.             Xiang W, Xie Y, Han Y, Long Z, Zhang W, Zhong T, Liang S, Xing L*, Xue X*, Zhan Y*. A self-powered wearable brain-machine-interface system for ceasing action. Nanoscale. 2022.14, 4671-4678. doi: 10.1039/d1nr08168c [link]

10.          Wang S, Chen H, Zhan Y*. Novel Causal Relations between Neuronal Networks due to Synchronization. Cerebral Cortex. 2022, 32(2): 429-438. DOI: [link]


1.             Schilling KG et al., Tractography dissection variability: What happens when 42 groups dissect 14 white matter bundles on the same dataset? NeuroImage. 2021, 243, 118502. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118502. [link]

2.             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, 66: 2238-2250. DOI: 10.1016/j.scib.2021.05.018. [link]

3.             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. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2021.106006. [link]


1.             Guan H, Lv D, Zhong T, Dai Y, Xing L, Xue X*, Zhang Y*, Zhan Y*, Self-powered, wireless-control, neural-stimulating electronic skin for in vivo characterization of synaptic plasticity. Nano Energy. 2020, 67, 104182. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104182. [link]


1.             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. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.103884. [link]




孙语遥  硕士研究生  085238-生物工程  

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  085404-计算机技术  

张慧康  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  


吕泽中  博士研究生  071006-神经生物学  

唐睿瑾  博士研究生  071006-神经生物学  

陈伟照  硕士研究生  085404-计算机技术