After studying at Peking University, Longjun changed his research from metabolism to neurobiology due to his continuing interest and curiosity. This led him to pursue his PhD study in Changchun’s lab at Umeå University, where they use the small animal model, C. elegans, to answer the basic questions in the field of neurobiology.
Now by using this model organism C. elegans with simple nervous system, Longjun is trying to investigate how the brain senses ambient environment and integrates the information. His research goal is to get better understandings of how gene products affect neuronal activities to finally modulate the whole animal behavior. Since the nerve system in human is extremely complicated, taking advantage of simple organisms, Longjun is keen to dissecting molecular mechanisms and neuronal basis behind the complex behaviors, which can further promote our understandings for even more sophisticated output.