Bing Ye, Ph.D.

portrait of Bing Ye, Ph.D.
Burton L. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences
Research Professor, U-M Life Sciences Institute
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, U-M Medical School
Director, Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program, U-M Life Sciences Institute


The laboratory of Bing Ye studies in how neuronal development contributes to the assembly and function of nervous systems and how defects in this process lead to diseases. Bing Ye is particularly interested in how experience and neuronal activity interact with the genome to shape the development of nervous system.

Office: Room 5403
Life Sciences Institute
Mary Sue Coleman Hall
210 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2216

Research Areas

  • neuronal development
  • activity-dependent assembly of neural circuits
  • neurodevelopmental diseases
  • Drosophila and mice
  • neuronal plasticity
  • B.S., Physiology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • M.S., Neurobiology, Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
    Mentor: Xiong-Li Yang
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Richard L. Huganir
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Francisco
    Mentor: Yuh-Nung Jan
  • Presley-Zeiss Postdoctoral Fellow Award, American Association of Anatomists (2005)
  • National Institutes of Health K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (2006)
  • Anuradha Rao Memorial Award, Neuron, Cell Press (2006)
  • University of Michigan Biological Sciences Scholar (2008)
  • Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts (2010)
  • Klingenstein Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences (declined due to Pew Scholars Award) (2010)
  • Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences and the Kavli Foundation (2012)
  • Burton L. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, University of Michigan (2015)
  • Klatskin-Sutker Discovery Fund Award (2018)
  • Member of Editorial Board, PLOS Biology (2019)
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2021)