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Xiaodong Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Translational Neuroscience
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Office: 483 CARL Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3287 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002

Publications

Ng, Chee-Hoe, Adeline H. Basil, Liting Hang, Royston Tan, Kian-Leong Goh, Sharon O’Neill, Xiaodong Zhang, Fengwei Yu, and Kah-Leong Lim. “Genetic or pharmacological activation of the Drosophila PGC-1α ortholog spargel rescues the disease phenotypes of genetic models of Parkinson's disease.” Neurobiol Aging 55 (July 2017): 33–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.03.017.

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Williams, Redford B., George D. Bishop, Brett C. Haberstick, Andrew Smolen, Beverly H. Brummett, Ilene C. Siegler, Michael A. Babyak, et al. “Population differences in associations of serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) di- and triallelic genotypes with blood pressure and hypertension prevalence.” Am Heart J 185 (March 2017): 110–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2016.12.013.

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Tan, Donna, Linda Jing Ting Soh, Lee Wei Lim, Tan Chia Wei Daniel, Xiaodong Zhang, and Ajai Vyas. “Infection of male rats with Toxoplasma gondii results in enhanced delay aversion and neural changes in the nucleus accumbens core.” Proc Biol Sci 282, no. 1808 (June 7, 2015): 20150042. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0042.

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Wong, P., Y. Sze, C. C. R. Chang, J. Lee, and X. Zhang. “Pregnenolone sulfate normalizes schizophrenia-like behaviors in dopamine transporter knockout mice through the AKT/GSK3β pathway.” Transl Psychiatry 5 (March 17, 2015): e528. https://doi.org/10.1038/tp.2015.21.

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Haberstick, Brett C., Andrew Smolen, Redford B. Williams, George D. Bishop, Vangie A. Foshee, Terence P. Thornberry, Rand Conger, et al. “Population frequencies of the Triallelic 5HTTLPR in six Ethnicially diverse samples from North America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.” Behav Genet 45, no. 2 (March 2015): 255–61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-014-9703-5.

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Wong, Peiyan, Ying Sze, Laura Jane Gray, Cecilia Chin Roei Chang, Shiwei Cai, and Xiaodong Zhang. “Early life environmental and pharmacological stressors result in persistent dysregulations of the serotonergic system.” Front Behav Neurosci 9 (2015): 94. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00094.

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Jacobsen, Jacob P. R., Per Plenge, Benjamin D. Sachs, Alan L. Pehrson, Manuel Cajina, Yunzhi Du, Wendy Roberts, et al. “The interaction of escitalopram and R-citalopram at the human serotonin transporter investigated in the mouse.” Psychopharmacology (Berl) 231, no. 23 (December 2014): 4527–40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-014-3595-1.

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Nguyen, Long N., Dongliang Ma, Guanghou Shui, Peiyan Wong, Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot, Xiaodong Zhang, Markus R. Wenk, Eyleen L. K. Goh, and David L. Silver. “Mfsd2a is a transporter for the essential omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid.” Nature 509, no. 7501 (May 22, 2014): 503–6. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13241.

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Selkrig, Joel, Peiyan Wong, Xiaodong Zhang, and Sven Pettersson. “Metabolic tinkering by the gut microbiome: Implications for brain development and function.” Gut Microbes 5, no. 3 (May 2014): 369–80. https://doi.org/10.4161/gmic.28681.

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Zhou, Zhi Dong, Fathima Shaffra Refai, Shao Ping Xie, Shin Hui Ng, Christine Hui Shan Chan, Patrick Ghim Hoe Ho, Xiao Dong Zhang, Tit Meng Lim, and Eng King Tan. “Mutant PINK1 upregulates tyrosine hydroxylase and dopamine levels, leading to vulnerability of dopaminergic neurons.” Free Radic Biol Med 68 (March 2014): 220–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2013.12.015.

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