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Dong Song

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  • Biomedical Engineering

  • DRB 140
  • Corwin D. Denney Research Center
  • 1042 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1111

  • (213) 740-0839

  • dsong@usc.edu

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Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

  • 2004, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California

  • 1999, Other, Anatomy and Cellular Biology, University of Iowa

  • 1994, Bachelors, Biophysics, University of Science and Technology


Dong Song received his B.S. in biophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China in 1994 and his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 2003. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Neural Engineering at USC. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at USC.

Research Summary

Dong Song's main research interests include nonlinear systems analysis of nervous system, cortical neural prosthesis, electrophysiology of hippocampus, long-term and short-term synaptic plasticity, and the development of modeling methods incorporating both parametric and non-parametric modeling techniques. He is a member of Biomedical Engineering Society and Society for Neuroscience.


  • 2008 NIH Grant No. IR3EB008957-01 NIH/NIBIB EMBC08 conference support award
  • 2008 James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund USC Zumberge Individual Award
  • 2001 Fifth Annual Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California First Place Award for Platform Presentation
  • 1991 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China Outstanding Student Award

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