Maylin Fu

Neurodegeneration, RNA localization, synthetic biology, CNS delivery

Maylin graduated from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a BS degree in Physiology and Neuroscience. At UCSD, she studied learning and memory focusing on circuit and neuromodulation using optogenetics in Dr. Stefan Leutgeb’s lab. She later joined the preclinical team in a start-up biotech company in South San Francisco examining neural cell therapy in vivo for neurological diseases. She is currently pursuing her Bioengineering PhD degree in Dr. Stanley Qi’s lab at Stanford. She plans to devote her study in developing molecular tools to better decode neurodegenerative diseases and slow down degeneration. She is also interested in innovative delivery methods to the central nervous system for gene and epigenetic therapy.