Mu-ming Poo

Director, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1970, BSc in Physics, Tsinghua University, Taiwan; 1974, PhD in Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; 1976, postdoctoral training, Purdue University. 1979, Assistant Professor in Physiology, University of California, Irvine; 1983, Associate Professor; 1985, Research Professor in Molecular Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine. 1988-95, Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University. 1995-2000, Stephen W. Kuffler Chair in Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego. 2000, University of California, Berkeley, including 2006-13, Paul Licht Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology; 2001-06, Head, Neurobiology Division. Since 1999, Founding Director, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Head, Laboratory of Neural Plasticity. Member: Chinese Academy of Science; US National Academy of Sciences; Academia Sinica. Chief Scientist, 973 project “Neural Basis of the human intelligence”, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology; Chief Scientific Consultant, Strategic Priority Research Project (Class B) on Mapping of Brain Function, Chinese Academy of Science. Director, CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science. Research Interests focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying axon guidance, synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity. Recipient: AAAS Fellow (2001); Ameritec Prize (2001); Ray Wu Society Award (2002); Docteur Honoris Causa; Ecole Normale Supérieure; Paris (2003); National Prize for International Cooperation of China (2005); Qiushi Excellent Scientist Award (2010); Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Research Group, 2011); Honorary Doctoral Degree, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2014).