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Ph. D., Assistant Research Fellow, Principal Investigator

Email: yongping7@sina.cn



      Associate Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, PI of Bio-X Institutes. Dr. Ping received his B.Sc. (2000-2004) and Ph.D. (2004-2009) in Biology from Fudan University. He pursued postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Colorado State University (2009-2012). Dr. Ping joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013. His works were published in Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Physiology, PloS One, etc.



    Understanding the pathological mechanisms of some neurological/mental diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Schizophrenia. By using Drosophila (fruit fly) as animal model and employing the powerful fly genetics to find out genetic manipulations that can cause, suppress or enhance the disease phenotypes.



1.Ping Y and Tsunoda (2012). Homeostatic plasticity in Drosophila central neurons, and implications in human diseases. Fly 1;6(3).

2.Ping Y & Tsunoda S (2012). Inactivity-Induced Increase in nAChRs Up-Regulates Shal K+ Channels to Stabilize Synaptic Potentials. Nat Neurosci 15:90-97.

3.Ping Y, Waro G, Licursi A, Smith S, Vo-Ba DA, Tsunoda S (2011) Shal/K(v)4 channels are required for maintaining excitability during repetitive firing and normal locomotion in Drosophila. PLoS One 6:e16043.

4.Yang XF, Miao Y, Ping Y, Wu HJ, Yang XL, Wang Z (2011) Melatonin inhibits tetraethylammonium-sensitive potassium channels of rod ON type bipolar cells via MT2 receptors in rat retina. Neuroscience 173:19-29.

5.Ping Y, Huang H, Zhang XJ, Yang XL (2008) Melatonin potentiates rod signals to ON type bipolar cells in fish retina. J Physiol 586:2683-2694.

6.Shen Y, Chen L, Ping Y, Yang XL (2005) Glycine modulates the center response of ON type rod-dominant bipolar cells in carp retina. Brain Res Bull 67:492-497.

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