Wei Wei

University of Chicago
Department of Neurobiology

Dr. Wei Wei is an Associate Professor at the Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago. She did her graduate training with Dr. Roberto Malinow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , and her postdoctoral training with Dr. Marla Feller at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Wei’s group studies the neural basis of motion detection in the mouse retina using a combination of patch clamp electrophysiology, two-photon imaging, cell- and synapse-type specific genetic manipulations and computational methods. The long-term goal of her lab is to uncover synaptic, dendritic and circuit level mechanisms that collectively implement visual motion detection in the complex natural environment.