Gong Zhefeng, Ph.D.


Medical School:Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Academic Rank:Professor

Clinical / Research Interests

Neural related movement disorders

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Professional Appointments

Editor, ASN Neuro, 2018-present 

Education Experience

Research Summary

Using fruit fly larval light avoidance as model, Prof. Gong has been studying on the neural basis of sensorimotor transformation as well as the cross-modal integration of visual and thermal information in the nervous system. He is now focusing on the neural control of movement in soft body maggots such as fruit fly larva.


Zhao W, Zhou P, Gong C, Ouyang Z, Wang J, Zheng N, Gong Z*. A disinhibitory mechanism biases Drosophila innate light preference. Nat Commun. 2019 Jan 10;10(1):124.

Gong C, Ouyang Z, Zhao W, Wang J, Li K, Zhou P, Zhao T, Zheng N, Gong Z*. A Neuronal Pathway that Commands Deceleration in Drosophila Larval Light-Avoidance. Neurosci Bull. 2019 Dec;35(6):959-968. 

Fei Y, Zhu D, Sun Y, Gong C, Huang S, Gong Z*. Repeated Failure in Reward Pursuit Alters Innate Drosophila Larval Behaviors. Neurosci Bull. 2018 Dec;34(6):901-911.

Li Q, Gong Z. Cold-sensing regulates Drosophila growth through insulin-producing cells. Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 9;6:10083. 

Gong Z, Liu J, Guo C, Zhou Y, Teng Y, Liu L. Two pairs of neurons in the central brain control Drosophila innate light preference. Science. 2010 Oct 22;330(6003):499-502.

Current Program

Regulation of Drosophila nervous system function by cold sensation. Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Decoding the neural control of Drosophila larval movement. Funding Source: Zhejiang Laboratory Research Fund.

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