Dr. Du is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). His research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms of schizophrenia using non-invasive brain stimulation methods combined with neuroimaging techniques, and brain stimulation therapies for nicotine addiction and symptoms of schizophrenia. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression (NARSAD). He is the principal investigator for a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment study for treating auditory hallucination in schizophrenia, and one of the two multiple principal investigators for a TMS trial promoting smoking cessation in schizophrenia.


Doctoral Degree, Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Smoking cessation

Neuromodulation treatments

Research Interests


Auditory hallucination