• Professor Xuejun Song (Southern University of Science and Technology [SUSTech], Shenzhen, China)
  • Professor Shawn Xu (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US)
  • Dr. Jie Liu (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

Maeder, CI, Kim, J, Liang, X, Kaganovsky, K, Shen, A, Li, Q, Li, Z, Wang, S, Xu, XZS & Li, JB et al. 2018, ‘The THO Complex Coordinates Transcripts for Synapse Development and Dopamine Neuron Survival’, Cell, vol. 174, no. 6, pp. 1436–1449.e20, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2018.07.046

Rauthan, M, Gong, J, Liu, J, Li, Z, Wescott, SA, Liu, J & Xu, XZS 2017, ‘MicroRNA Regulation of nAChR Expression and Nicotine- Dependent Behavior in C. elegans’, Cell Reports, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1434–1441, doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2017.10.043

Li, Z, Iliff, AJ & Xu, XZS 2016, ‘An Elegant Circuit for Balancing Risk and Reward’, Neuron, vol. 92, no. 5, pp. 933–935, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2016.11.041

Wang, W, Qin, L, Wu, T, Ge, C, Wu, Y, Zhang, Q, Song, Y, Chen, Y, Ge, M & Wu, J et al. 2016, ‘cGMP Signalling Mediates Water Sensation (Hydrosensation) and Hydrotaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans’, Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 1, doi:10.1038/srep19779

Hardaway, JA, Sturgeon, SM, Snarrenberg, CL, Li, Z, Xu, XZS, Bermingham, DP, Odiase, P, Spencer, WC, Miller, DM & Carvelli,L et al. 2015, ‘Glial Expression of the Caenorhabditis elegans Gene swip-10 Supports Glutamate Dependent Control of Extrasynaptic Dopamine Signaling’, Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 35, no. 25, pp. 9409–9423, doi:10.1523/jneurosci.0800-15.2015

Wang, W, Xu, Z, Wu, Y, Qin, L, Li, Z & Wu, Z 2015, ‘Off-response in ASH neurons evoked by CuSO4 requires the TRP channel OSM-9 in Caenorhabditis elegans’, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 461, no. 3, pp. 463– 468, doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.04.017

Li, Z, Liu, J, Zheng, M & Shawn Xu, XZ 2014, ‘Encoding of Both Analog- and Digital-like Behavioral Outputs by One C. elegans Interneuron’, Cell, vol. 159, no. 4, pp. 751–765, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.09.056

Huang, W, Li, Z, Xu, Y, Wang, W, Zhou, M, Zhang, P, Liu, P, Xu, T & Wu, Z 2014, ‘PKG and NHR-49 signalling coordinately regulate short-term fasting-induced lysosomal lipid accumulation inC. elegans’, Biochemical Journal, vol. 461, no. 3, pp. 509–520, doi:10.1042/bj20140191

Wang, J, Li, Z, Xu, Z, Hu, L, Feng, X, Chen, M, Du, W, Wu, Z, Luo, Q & Xu, T et al. 2013, ‘Development of an integrated microfluidic device for evaluating of in vivo chemo-sensing of intact Caenorhabditis elegans’, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 178, pp. 343–349, doi:10.1016/j.snb.2012.12.102

Li, Z, Li, Y, Yi, Y, Huang, W, Yang, S, Niu, W, Zhang, L, Xu, Z, Qu, A & Wu, Z et al. 2012, ‘Dissecting a central flip-flop circuit that integrates contradictory sensory cues in C. elegans feeding regulation’, Nature Communications, vol. 3, no. 1, doi:10.1038/ncomms1780

Chen, M, Yang, S, Niu, W, Li, Z, Meng, L & Wu, Z 2010, ‘A novel fluorescent timer based on bicistronic expression strategy in Caenorhabditis elegans’, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 395, no. 1, pp. 82– 86, doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2010.03.1431

Li, Z, Zhou, W, Wu, Z, Zhang, R & Xu, T 2009, ‘Fabrication of size-controllable ultrasmall-disk electrode: Monitoring single vesicle release kinetics at tiny structures with high spatio-temporal resolution’, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1358–1364, doi:10.1016/j.bios.2008.07.073

Please contact Dr Zhaoyu Li for further information.

Project 1: Tracing memory formation using whole-brain calcium imaging.

Project 2: Experiences reshape motor outputs by modulating neural network states.

Project 3: Circuit and molecular mechanisms of nociceptive responses.

Project 4: Mechanisms of protein aggregates induced neural network dysfunction.

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