University of California, Davis
Dr. Tian holds a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Northwestern University. She completed postdoctoral training at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, where she developed a toolbox of ultrasensitive neural activity sensors that have been widely utilized. She established her own lab at UC davis in 2012. Her current work is a combination of neural activity sensor development such as neuromodulators and applications in health and disease. Dr. Tian has received the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Grant, Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award and NIH BRAIN Initiative grants.