Graduate Student: Gucan Dai (Neuroscience)
Born March 3, in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China.
Grew up in a small city on the east coast of China; his hometown is a 2-hour
drive from Shanghai.
Graduated from Nanjing University in 2008 and did some undergraduate research in
Jian-Jun Wang's lab, where he learned basic neurophysiology within the
Gucan joined the WSU Neuroscience program in the fall of 2008 and completed
three rotations in labs of Drs. Michael Varnum, James Krueger and Gary Wayman.
He is now in Dr. Varnum's lab and studying photoreceptor cyclic nucleotide-gated
Nanjing University (Nanjing, Jiangsu, China).
BS in Biological Sciences with a focus in physiology.
Current research topic:
The regulation of cone CNG channels by
Gucan enjoys basketball and soccer.
People's Scholarship, Nanjing University, 2006-2007 and
Dr. Mike Varnum
Year entered PhD Program: