Jihong Bai, Ph.D.


Jihong Bai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Jihong Bai studies how the brain works. He uses tiny worms called nematodes, specifically C. elegans, to understand the basic mechanisms underlying the brain’s ability to produce sensation, perception and behavior. His research includes three major directions: how brain cells talk to one another; how they act together to produce behaviors; and how brain circuits integrate multiple sensory inputs to make decisions.


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison

M.S. Tsinghua University

B.S. Beijing Agricultural University

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Dr. Bai in the News

Synthetic rewiring of damaged neural circuits

Science Spotlight - March 15, 2021

How to reroute a broken neural circuit

Hutch News - January 19, 2021

Worms taste bitterness

Science Spotlight - December 16, 2019

Science without borders

Hutch News - October 16, 2017

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