Sangyu Xu (徐桑榆)
Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Thesis Supervisor: Susumu Tonegawa. Thesis Title: Control of intertemporal choice by dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons)
Optogenetic dissection of dorsal raphe serotonergic circuits in intertemporal decision-making
Behavioral characterization of valence encoding in genetically defined basolateral amygdala neuronal populations (in collaboration with Joshua Kim and Michele Pignatelli)
Bari A, Xu S, Pignatelli M, Takeuchi D, Feng J, Li Y and Tonegawa S. (2020). Differential attentional control mechanisms by two distinct noradrenergic coeruleo-frontal cortical pathways. PNAS.
Xu S*, Das G, Hueske E and Tonegawa S* (2017). Dorsal Raphe Serotonergic Neurons Control Intertemporal Choice under Trade-off. Current Biology (*corresponding authors).
Kim J, Pignatelli M, Xu S, Itohara S and Tonegawa S (2016). Antagonistic Negative and Positive Neurons of the Basolateral Amygdala. Nature Neuroscience.
Control of Intertemporal Choice by Dorsal Raphe Serotonergic Neurons, Advances and Concergences in 5-HT Research (invited talk), CoSyNe, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019
Espresso: A Novel Feeding Assay for Drosophila, Neurofly (poster), Krakow, 2018
The Role of Serotonin Projections in VTA in Temporal Discounting of Reward, Motivational Circuits in Natural and Learned Behaviors Meeting (poster), HHMI Janelia Research Campus, 2015
GMS6812 Modern Data Analysis for Biomedical Research (Teaching Assistant), Feb 2022, Duke-NUS
YSC4229 Molecular Neuroscience – Genes, Brains, and Behaviour (Guest Lecturer), March 2021, Yale-NUS
9.013 Molecular and Cellular Neurosciece II (Graduate), Spring 2011, MIT
9.301 Neural Plasticity in Learning and Memory (Graduate), Spring 2010, MIT
9.150 Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission (Undergraduate), Fall 2009, MIT
Young Individual Research Grant, National Medical Research Council, Singapore, 2020 – 2024
National Science Scholarship, A*STAR, Singapore, 2004 – 2013
HONORS AND AWARDS
Walle Nauta Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, MIT, 2011
Provost’s Honor, Thurgood Marshall College, UCSD, 2004-2007
Honorable Mention, Singapore Physics Olympiad, Singapore, 2002
Gold, 17th International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007