Weizhe Hong

Weizhe Hong

Position Titles: 

Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Biography: 

Dr. Weizhe Hong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and the Department of Neurobiology at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Hong received a B.S. degree in biological sciences at Tsinghua University. When he was in high school and college, he worked with Zengyi Chang, on mechanisms of protein folding and microbial stress response, first at Tsinghua University and then at Peking University. He received his PhD degree in 2012 at Stanford University, under the guidance of Liqun Luo. His PhD research focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of wiring specificity during olfactory system development. He was a Helen Hay Whitney Fellow in David Anderson's Laboratory, working on neural mechanisms underlying social and emotional behaviors. Dr. Hong received the Genetics Society of America’s Larry Sandler Memorial Award for the best PhD dissertation on the Drosophila research, and presented the Larry Katz Memorial Lecture in the Cold Spring Harbor Conference for the best PhD dissertation on neural circuit research.