Huihui Zhou, Professor    

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Address: 1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen University Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

Postal code: 518055





2000, PhD. ,  Peking Union Medical College

1995, BEng., , Zhejiang University


Work Experience

2014- present, Principal investigator, SIAT CAS

2005-2014, Research Scientist, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research

2002-2005, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health(NIH)

2000-2002,  Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St.Louis



1.Huihui Zhou#*, Robert J. Schafer# and Robert Desimone, Pulvinar-Cortex Interactions in Vision and Attention, Neuron, 2016, 89(1):209-220.

2.Huihui Zhou* and Robert Desimone, Feature-based attention in the frontal eye field and area V4 during visual search, Neuron, 2011, 70(6): 1205-1217.

3.Georgia G. Gregoriou#, Stephen J. Gotts#,Huihui Zhou, Robert Desimone*, High-frequency, long-range coupling between prefrontal and visual cortex during attention, Science, 2009, 324(5931): 1207-1210.

4. Xue Han*, Xiaofeng Qian, Jacob G. Bernstein,Hui-hui Zhou, Giovanni Talei Franzesi, Patrick Stern, Roderick T. Bronson, Ann M. Graybiel, Robert Desimone and Edward S. Boyden*, Millisecond-timescale optical control of neural dynamics in the nonhuman primate brain, Neuron, 2009, 62(2): 191-198.

5. Charles G Jennings, Rogier Landman, Yang Zhou, Jitendra Sharma, Julia Hyman, J Anthony Movshon, Zilong Qiu, Angela C Roberts, Anna Wang Roe, Xiaoqin Wang,Huihui Zhou, Liping Wang, Feng Zhang, Robert Desimone & Guoping Feng*, Opportunities and challenges in modeling human brain disorders in transgenic primates, Nature Neuroscience, 2016, 19(9):1123-1130

6.Hui-Hui Zhouand Kirk G. Thompson*, Cognitively directed spatial selection in the frontal eye field in anticipation of visual stimuli to be discriminated, Vision Research, 2009, 49(10): 1205-1215.


Research Interests

We are interested in the brain mechanisms underlying visual attention, working memory and eye movement etc. Impairments in these mechanisms have been associated with many brain disorders such as ADHD, autism and schizophrenia. By studying the visual systems in nonhuman primates, we have shown that visual attention is mediated by complex interactions between association cortex, visual cortex and sub-cortex areas. Our long-term research goal is to characterize the mechanisms underlying these inter-area communications and local interactions within an area, then apply this scientific knowledge to help to understand the mechanisms of brain disorders. We use a multi-disciplinary approach, including electrophysiology, behavior, optogenetics, neuronal imaging to study these questions in alert monkeys.