Hua Tang is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Section on Learning and Decision Making in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). As a 2019 CCB Fellow, Hua aims to investigate the neural circuitry underlying reinforcement learning using a combination of high electrode count neurophysiology and inactivation techniques. These techniques will be applied in awake, behaving non-human primates (NHP).
Hua received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Nanchang University (China) in 2012 and 2018, respectively. He also received research training at Wake Forest University from 2015 to 2018 as a visiting Ph.D. student. During his Ph.D. program, he studied the neural basis of cost-benefit selections in rodents and the neural basis of how training improves working memory capacity in NHP.