Xue Han, Ph.D.
Joint Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Member, Photonics Center
44 Cummington St., Boston, MA 02215
****This webpage is no longer being updated. Please visit her lab's webpage http://www.bu.edu/hanlab for updated inforamtion. ******Dr. Xue Han is a Peter Paul Career Development Professor and an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. She received her Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her neuroengineering lab is developing radical new genetic, molecular, and optical neurotechnologies and application protocols to treat neurological and psychiatric diseases. She has received a number of awards, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and a NIH innovator award.
M. M. McCarthy, C. Moore-Kochlacs, X. Gu, E. S. Boyden, X. Han, and N. Kopell, Striatal origin of the pathologic beta oscillations in Parkinson’s disease, PNAS 108:11620-11625 (2011)
Han, X.*, Chow, B. Y.*, Zhou, H., Klapoetke, N. C., Chuong, A., Rajimehr, R., Yang, A., Baratta, M. V., Winkle, J., Desimone, R., Boyden, E. S. (2011) A high-light sensitivity optical neural silencer: development and application to optogenetic control of non-human primate cortex. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 5:18. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2011.00018 (2011)
Chow, B. Y.*, Han, X.*, Dobry, A. S., Qian, X., Chuong, A. S., Li, M., Henninger, M. A., Belfort, G. M., Lin, Y., Monahan, P. E., Boyden, E. S. High-performance genetically targetable optical neural silencing by light-driven proton pumps, Nature 463:98-102. (2010) (* equal contributions)
Xue Han, Xiaofeng Qian, Jacob G. Bernstein, Hui-hui Zhou, Giovanni Talei Franzesi, Patrick Stern, Roderick T. Bronson, Ann M. Graybiel, Robert Desimone and Edward S. Boyden, “Millisecond-Timescale Optical Control of Neural Dynamics in the Nonhuman Primate Brain,” Neuron 62(2):191-8 (2009)
Xue Han, Xiaofeng Qian, Patrick Stern, Amy Chuong and Edward S. Boyden, “Informational lesions: optical perturbation of spike timing and neural synchrony via microbial opsin gene fusions”, Front. Mol. Neurosci 2, 12, (2009)
Xue Han and Meyer B. Jackson. “Structural Transitions in the Synaptic SNARE Complex during Calcium triggered exocytosis.”J Cell Biol. 172(2): 281-93 (2006)
(C) 2006-2010 Xue Han