Qiuchen Zhao, MD, PhD
Qiuchen Zhao, MD, PhD is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his MD degree from Xuzhou Medical University in China. He completed his doctoral training at the Nanjing University, one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions for higher education in China, during which he spent three years as a visiting scholar in the Neuroprotection Research lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Trained as both a physician and a basic research scientist, he is interested in the role of sleep disruptions in Alzheimer's disease. He employs state-of-the-art technology such as optogenetics, EEG/EMG recording, flow cytometry and multiphoton microscopy to monitor and regulate sleep, and then investigate its underlying pathological changes in Alzheimer's disease mouse models. His long-term career goal is to develop therapeutic approaches to cure Alzheimer's disease.