Xin Jin

Assistant Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News


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. …


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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