Mu-ming Poo (Chinese: 蒲慕明; born October 31, 1948) is a Chinese-American neuroscientist. He is the Paul Licht Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and the Founding Director of the Shanghai-based Institute of Neuroscience (ION) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the 2016 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience for his pioneering work on synaptic plasticity. At ION, Poo led a team of scientists that produced the world's first truly cloned primates, a pair of crab-eating macaques called Zhongzhong and Huahua in 2017, using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT).

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Mu-ming Poo
Chinese: 蒲慕明 (Poo Mu-ming)
Born (1948-10-31) October 31, 1948 (age 74)
Other namesPu Mu-ming, Muming Pu
CitizenshipChina (United States until 2017)
Alma materNational Tsing Hua University,
Johns Hopkins University
Known forPioneering work on synaptic plasticity, first true cloning of primates
Spouse(s)Wen-jen Hwu (divorced)
Yang Dan
ChildrenAi-jen Poo and Ting Poo
AwardsGruber Prize in Neuroscience (2016)
Scientific career
FieldsNeuroscience
InstitutionsInstitute of Neuroscience (ION) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,
University of California, Berkeley
Doctoral studentsLisa Boulanger
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