UVA Biology People Jianhua Cang

Jianhua 'JC' Cang

Paul T. Jones Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor of Neuroscience
482 Gilmer Hall
(434) 924-1117


  • B.S., Peking (Beijing) University, 1996
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2001
  • Postdoctoral, University of California San Diego, 2001-2002
  • Postdoctoral, University of California San Francisco, 2003-2006


Research Interests

The overall goal of our research is to study the neural basis of vision: how neurons in the brain respond to visual stimuli and lead to visually guided behaviors; what neural circuits give rise to such function properties; and how these circuits are established during development. We use mice and tree shrews as model orgnanisms, and take an integrative approach that combines in vivo physiology, two-photon calcium imaging, genetics, genomics, behavioral, and computational techniques. For more information, please visit our website.