Arnau Busquets-Garcia IMIM, Parc de Recerca Biomedica, 2019-
21 protocols

Jordi Boix-i-Coll NeuroDiscovery Behavioural Unit. Centre for Brain Research. Auckland University
2 protocols

Bo Liang
  • Post-Doc, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • calcium imaging; miniature microscope; machine learning;


PhD, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2013

Lab information

Da-Ting Lin Lab


12. Liang, B. *, Zhang, L. *, Moffitt, C., Li, Y., and Lin, D.T. (2019). An Open-source Automated Surgical Instrument for Microendoscope Implantation. J Neurosci Methods 311, 83-88. (*Corresponding authors)
11. Yang, Y., Zhang, L., Wang, Z., Liang, B., Barbera, G., Moffitt, C., Li, Y., and Lin, D.T. A Two-Step GRIN Lens Coating for in vivo Brain Imaging. Neuroscience Bulletin (2019) in press.
10. Liang, B.*, Zhang, L.*, Barbera, G., Fang, W., Zhang, J., Chen, X., Chen, R., Li, Y., and Lin, D.T. (2018). Distinct and Dynamic ON and OFF Neural Ensembles in the Prefrontal Cortex Code Social Exploration. Neuron 100, 700-714.e9. (*Co-first authors) [ Neuron preview; NIDA news]
9. Zhang, L. *, Liang, B. *, Barbera, G. *, Hawes, S., Zhang, Y., Stump, K., Baum, I., Yang, Y., Li, Y., and Lin, D.T. (2018). Miniscope GRIN Lens System for Calcium Imaging of Neuronal Activity from Deep Brain Structures in Behaving Animals. Curr Protoc Neurosci, e56. (*Co-first authors)
8. Zhang W, Daly KM, Liang B, Zhang LF, Li, X, Li Y, Lin DT. (2017). BDNF Rescues Prefrontal Dysfunction Elicited by Pyramidal Neuron Specific DTNBP1 Deletion In Vivo. J Mol Cell Biol 9(2):117-131.
7. Zhang, L., Liang, B., Li, Y. and Lin, D. (2017). Thinned-skull Cranial Window Preparation (Mice). Bio-protocol 7(5): e2158.
6. Barbera G*, Liang B*, Zhang LF*, Gerfen CR, Culurciello E, Chen R, Li Y, Lin DT (2016). Spatially Compact Neural Clusters in the Dorsal Striatum Encode Locomotion Relevant Information. Neuron 92(1):202-213 (*Co-first authors) [NIDA news; Neuron Video Abstract Featured]
5. Zhang W*, Zhang LF*, Liang B, Schroeder D, Zhang ZW, Cox GA, Li Y, Lin DT (2016). Hyperactive Somatostatin Interneurons Contribute to Excitotoxicity in Neurodegenerative Disorders. Nature Neuroscience 19, 557–559. [News highlights]
4. Liang B, Dai Y, Zhao HX, Zhang YD (2013). Effect of Ocular Aberrations on Binocular Summation in Different Light Levels. Opto-Electronic Engineering 40(7): 1-8.
3. Yang, B, Liang, B, Liu, L, Liao, M, Li, Q, Dai, Y, Zhao, HX, Zhang, Y., & Zhou, Y. (2013). Contrast Sensitivity Function after Correcting Residual Wavefront Aberrations during RGP Lens Wear. Optometry & Vision Science 91(10):1271-7.
2. Liang, B, Liu, R, Dai, Y, Zhou, JW, Zhou, YF, & Zhang, YD (2012). Effects of Ocular Aberrations on Contrast Detection in Noise. Journal of Vision, 12(8):3, 1–15.
1. Zhou, JW, Zhang, YD, Dai, Y, Zhao, HX, Liu, R, Hou, F., Liang, B, Hess, RF & Zhou, YF (2012). The Eye Limits the Brain’s Learning Potential. Scientific Reports 2, 364.
1 Protocol reviewed
Nestlet Shredding and Nest Building Tests to Assess Features of Psychiatric Disorders in Mice
Authors:  Fabian Dorninger, Gerhard Zeitler and Johannes Berger, date: 12/20/2020, view: 1200, Q&A: 0

Mimicking the various facets of human psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders in animal models is a challenging task. Nevertheless, mice have emerged as a widely used model system to study pathophysiology and treatment strategies for these

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