Scientific Director, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chair of Organizing Committee, China Brain Project
Mu-ming Pu is the Scientific Director of Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Director of Shanghai Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Technology, and Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley.
His research interest is to understand neural circuit development and plasticity, and is using non-human primates as animal models for studying higher cognitive functions and brain diseases.
He is the founding director of Institute of Neuroscience of CAS (1999-2019), a member of Chinese Academy of Science and an international member of US National Academy of Science. He had received Ameritec Prize, P.R. China Science & Technology International Cooperation Award, and Gruber Neuroscience Prize.
He serves on the editorial board of many journals, including Neuron and Progress in Neurobiology, and is the Executive Editor-in-Chief of National Science Review. He is currently the Chair of the Organizing Committee for China Brain Project on “Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Technology”.
He received PhD in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and had served on the faculty of UC Irvine, Yale, Columbia, and UCSD, and UC Berkeley.