Dr. He received her PhD in Molecular Genetics, Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she studied developmental myelination regulated by transcription factor YY1. She continued her postdoctoral training in Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where her research focused on the transcriptional and epigenetic control of peripheral myelination. She joined ASRC from the University of California, San Francisco Department of Physiology, where she was an HHMI Research Associate working with Dr.Yuh Nung Jan to investigate the function of ion channels in gentle touch mechano-sensation and brain tumors.
As the Manager of the Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility, she will work with researchers to study dynamic changes at the cellular level in live cells and in intact organisms using two photon microscopy and live cell Airyscan confocal microscopy.
Her current research focuses on dynamic changes of neuron-glia interaction during development, neurodegeneration and brain tumor progression at the molecular and cellular level employing two photon in vivo imaging, Airyscan confocal live cell imaging and other 3D imaging techniques.