Xin Jin

Associate Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News

News


Where brain cells get their information may determine their roles in diseases

LA JOLLA—If 95 percent of your neighbors are chatty and outgoing, you probably know more about them than the 5 percent who are reclusive and shy. It’s similar for neuroscientists …


Salk promotes Xin Jin to associate professor

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute has promoted Xin Jin, a member of the Institute’s world-renowned neuroscience faculty, to the rank of associate professor, as his research continues to provide significant insights …


Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine

LA JOLLA—Say you’re reaching for the fruit cup at a buffet, but at the last second you switch gears and grab a cupcake instead. Emotionally, your decision is a complex …


Salk scientists map brain’s action center

Salk Institute researchers employed novel genetic tools to map the connectivity of neurons within a part of the brain, called the striatum, that controls movement toward a goal or reward. …

Education

BS, China Agricultural University, China
PhD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health


Awards & Honors

  • 2013-2016 Whitehall Foundation Award
  • 2012-2016 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award
  • 2011 Society for Neuroscience Gruber International Research Award
  • 2011 NIAAA/NIH Benedict J. Latteri Award
  • 2011 Portuguese Society for Neuroscience Featured Article Award

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Contact

xjin@salk.edu