Qicai Chen, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Principal Investigator



Professor Chen is well known for his research on the auditory system of echolocating bats in China. He studied Biology at the Central China Normal University. Since bachelor graduation, he has been working as a faculty at the Central China Normal University all the years. In the meanwhile, he was a visiting scientist at the University of Missouri in Columbia working with Philip H. Jen from 1993 to 1996, from 1997 to 1998, and from 2000 to 2001. He visited N. N. Andreyev Acoustic Institute of Federal Science Center of Russia in 2004 and Polytechnic University in Hong Kong in 2006.  

Jinhong Luo, PhD

Professor (10.2018-), Principal Investigator

luojh135@gmail.com; CV; Google Scholar.


Jinhong Luo studied animal ecology for his bachelor and master at the Northeast Normal University (supervised by Jiang Feng). He received the Ph.D. training studying the ambient noise effects on echolocating bats at the Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology (supervised by Björn Siemers* and Holger Goerlitz) and at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (supervised by Lutz Wiegrebe). He joined in the laboratory of Cynthia F. Moss    at the Johns Hopkins University for three years postdoctoral training studying the neural mechanisms of audio-vocal integration in echolocating bats. (*deceased)

Xiaomei Liao, PhD

Associate Professor



Xiaomei Liao studied neurodegenerative disease for her master and Ph.D. at the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (supervised by Jianzhi Wang). In 2005, she joined in the neurobiological laboratory at the Central China Normal University studying the mechanisms of the degradation impairment of memory-related proteins.

Xin Wang, PhD

Associate Professor



Xin Wang studied the response property of 289 inferior colliculus neurons of mouse and bats to different sound stimulus patterns during her doctoral study at the Central China Normal University (supervised by Qicai Chen). The long-standing objective her research is to understand the brain mechanisms underlying the generation of sensation and behavior, and to prevent diseases in the nervous system.

Jia Tang, PhD

Associate Professor

tangjia2015@mail.ccnu. edu.cn


Jia Tang majored in Biology for her bachelor and Zoology for both her master and Ph.D. training (supervised by Qicai Chen) at the Central China Normal University. Jia Tang is mainly interested in the auditory processing of mammals with a particular focus on auditory perception. She uses both bats and mice as the research subjects.

Shaohui Wang, PhD

Associate Professor



Shaohui Wang focuses on the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases, mechanism of hippocampus-dependent memory, and the behavior of animals. He received his bachelor and master degrees from the Tongji Medical College, China. His PhD training was at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China (supervised by Jianzhi Wang). In the past 10 years, Lots of our work was to understand neuronal plasticity for learning and experience in animals. His research continues to move forward along this work via the use of, but not necessarily limited to, electrophysiological and pharmacological approaches.

Ziying Fu, PhD




Ziying Fu studied Physics for his bachelor at the College of Physical Science and Technology in the Central China Normal University. He received the Ph.D. training studying the echolocation sound processing mechanism of bats at the School of Life Sciences in Central China Normal University (supervised by Prof. Qicai Chen). He joined in the laboratory of Weihong Lin at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for two years postdoctoral training studying the neural mechanisms of functional maintenance in mouse olfactory system.