Wed 1st February 2023

Dr. Xinzhong Dong elected as a AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Xinzhong Dong, primary faculty member in the Neuroscience Department, for his election into the 2022 class of fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  

The 2022 class of fellows will receive a certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin (representing science and engineering, respectively) to commemorate their election and will be celebrated in Washington, D.C., in summer 2023. They will also be featured in the AAAS News & Notes section of Science in February 2023.

From The Hub article:

Xinzhong Dong is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research has identified many genes specifically expressed in the pain-sensing neurons of the spinal dorsal root ganglia. Using approaches that include molecular biology, mouse genetics and behavior, and electrophysiology, his research examines the function of these genes in pain and itch sensations. Dong is recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of sensory biology, particularly for the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying pain and itch.

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