Wong Aaron Benson 黃沛燊

  • Scholarship in 2010 at Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen

Dr. Aaron Benson Wong received his BSc in Molecular Biotechnology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. He completed his doctoral studies at the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neurosciences in Goettingen, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Tobias Moser. His doctoral thesis centered on the development and function of the auditory inner hair cells, which convert mechanical vibration (sound) into electrical and chemical (neural) signals. As a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Gerard Borst at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, he discovered a previously undescribed functional organization of the auditory brain region known as the inferior colliculus, using in vivo experimental methods he had established.

In 2022, Dr. Aaron B. Wong received a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Talent Programme for his project “Hearing more than Sound”. This enabled Dr. Wong to develop his own innovative line of research and set up his own research group at Erasmus MC.


Aaron is an Assistant Professor and a principal investigator in the Department of Neuroscience at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His main interest is in understanding the neurological basis of sound perception. Current projects investigate how sub-cortical auditory circuits (auditory brainstem) combine multimodal information to enable auditory perception. Combining state-of-the-art methods including optogenetics, in vivo two-photon imaging, in vivo electrophysiology and behavioural paradigm, his group tries to understand how sound and touch are encoded in the inferior colliculus, a "central hub" of auditory processing.